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Today, Google released their latest Chromecast device at a low price of $29.99. Chromecast was due for a refresh after the surprising hit from 2020 with 4K capabilities and a voice enabled remote and Google TV interface.
The latest Chromecast device’s specs may render some confusion. In some sense, it is a downgrade as it can only support 1080p (HD) and has less RAM. However, it ships with Android 12 out of the box compared to its predecessor that is still stuck at Android 10 but costs $20 more a $49.99. The new Chromecast (HD) is even cheaper than the original Chromecast that was launched at $35.
The main difference between the two is the way it handles updates. The 2022 Chromecast is able to more efficiently manage files as it performs updates.