Google’s Android TV dongle could be just around the corner
Two new Google hardware gadgets have appeared in FCC filings, and as 9to5Google notes, it appears to be likely that they’re identified with the new Android TV product that is supposedly been in progress for some time. Assuming this is the case, the filings could recommend that Google is at long last gearing up to release it soon.
A XDA Developers report in June said that Google was setting up a TV dongle codenamed “Sabrina” that would use Android TV and a traditional remote-driven UI, dissimilar to cell phone controlled Chromecast gadgets. One of the new FCC filings alludes to an “Interactive Media Streaming Device” with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, while the other is for a “Wireless Device” with Bluetooth and a power cover, which 9to5Google estimates could be Sabrina and its remote control respectively.
Except if you purchase a TV with the software worked in, there aren’t such a large number of alternatives for Android TV at this moment. There’s the very good quality Nvidia Shield range, which begins at $149.99, or the $59.99 Xiaomi Mi Box S that Google itself advanced several years back, yet that is about it. Xiaomi did likewise simply release a $40-ish Mi TV Stick in India and Europe, which is right now the best way to get Android TV in that form factor.
We’ll need to see whether Google has something all the more compelling on the way. XDA Developers at first revealed that the launch was gotten ready for this mid year, so there’s still an ideal opportunity for Google to hit that window.