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Google to Launch Chromecast Ultra?

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The Google event taking place on 4 October 2016 will surely see the search giant reveal a smartphone or two, but both Android Police and VentureBeat claim the company has another surprise in store-- a 4K-capable Chromecast.

Chromecast UltraReportedly dubbed the "Chromecast Ultra," the device will supposedly be sold alongside the current Chromecast dongle. Being 4K-capable the device carries more powerful hardware, allowing it to stream higher resolution content from mobile devices to HDMI-equipped displays. Android Police adds the 4K dongle was originally meant for a 2015 release, but the launch was scrapped for an unknown reason.

Interestingly, if one is to check the latest version of the Chromecast firmware (currently available in beta form to members of the Chromecast Preview program), the Chromecast logo appears no more in the software. Replacing it is the Google "G" logo, the same VentureBeat claims will adorn the Chromecast Ultra hardware.

As for other hardware to be seen at the event, sources say this includes a pair of Pixel-branded smartphones, a VR headset named "Daydream View," a wifi router and the Google Home speaker. Either way we will have to wait until 4 October to fully confirm Google's upcoming device plans.

Go Google Will Announce Pixel Phones, 4K Chromecast, Google Home, Daydream VR Viewer (Android Police)

Go This is the 4K Google Chromecast Ultra (VentureBeat)