We expected Google to use this year’s I/O conference as a
launch ramp for a new Nexus Player or Chromecast (or maybe both), but what we didn’t
realize was the search giant’s digital media streaming software already found its way inside the perfect hardware.
Of course, the Shield Android TV, aka Shield Console, aka just Shield isn’t technically a Google-branded product. Yet it was so aggressively hyped during I/O 2015’s opening day to developers and
members of the…