CES 2013: Asus announces the Qube, its first Google TV device

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The FCC gave us a sneak peek at the Qube, and now Asus has made the Google TV device official. It’s the first Google TV from the Taiwanese manufacturer and one of the first Google TVs to debut at CES 2013.

The Qube offers an Asus-developed UI that features on interactive, on-screen cube. Because of its Google roots, the Qube can be controlled by an Android smartphone or tablet using the Asus Mobile Remote app. In addition to the Android-based remote control, the Qube also supports voice search and motion control.

Customers can use the Qube to browse the web using Chrome and access movie and TV shows from Netflix and Amazon Instant video. It can also tap into Google Play and let customers access apps, videos and games from the online app marketplace. Each Qube includes 50Gb of WebStorage cloud space.

Pricing and launch date were not announced by Asus. A few additional details are available in the press release which can be found after the break.

Qube with Google TV – Bring the world of entertainment to your TV

Instantly add Google TV to your HDTV with the ASUS Qube. Qube with Google TV offers both motion control and voice search that integrates Google Play, Chrome™, YouTube™in one compact device. With access to over 100,000 movies and TV shows* from Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, plus numerous apps, videos and games from Google Play, ASUS Qube with Google TV is the perfect media content device.
ASUS has developed the unique Qube interface, which displays functions via a rotating on-screen cube shape. The advanced remote control supports motion sensing for gaming and other applications. Customers can also control Qube with Google TV from their Android smartphones and tablets using the Mobile Remote app, available through Google Play. ASUS includes 50GB of WebStorage cloud space with every Qube with Google TV.

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