Google's $35 Chromecast dongle is a pretty nifty way to get videos and other content from PCs and mobile devices to an HDTV. The current version of the device supports only 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, but according to Android Police, a new model with 5GHz support is on the way.
The site came across an FCC filing for a Chromecast-looking device with a new model number. The filing mentions "operation in the PCS band, the 2.4 GHz band and the 5 GHz bands," and the associated diagram leaves little doubt that this is a new version of Google's dongle. You can even see the "Designed by Google" tagline:
I live in a high-rise apartment building loaded with Wi-Fi hotspots, so 5GHz is pretty much the only way I can get half-way decent speeds over Wi-Fi. The last time I tried 2.4GHz, I seem to recall SpeedTest reporting numbers that would make a dial-up user groan. A 5GHz Chromecast dongle would be most welcome.
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