Two new Google hardware units have revealed up in FCC filings, and as 9to5Google notes, it appears to be possible that they’re relevant to the new Android Tv product or service that’s reportedly been in the operates for a while. If so, the filings could propose that Google is finally gearing up to release it before long.
An XDA Developers report in June stated that Google was preparing a Tv set dongle codenamed “Sabrina” that would use Android Television set and a regular remote-driven UI, not like smartphone-managed Chromecast units. Just one of the new FCC filings refers to an “Interactive Media Streaming Unit” with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, even though the other is for a “Wireless Device” with Bluetooth and a electricity deal with, which 9to5Google speculates could be Sabrina and its remote control respectively.
Except you get a Television set with the application constructed in, there are not much too many alternatives for Android Television set right now. There is the significant-finish Nvidia Shield variety, which starts off at $149.99, or the $59.99 Xiaomi Mi Box S that Google alone promoted a couple of a long time in the past, but which is about it. Xiaomi did also just launch a $40-ish Mi Tv set Adhere in India and Europe, which is currently the only way to get Android Television set in that kind element.
We’ll have to see whether Google has anything additional powerful on the way. XDA Builders initially reported that the launch was planned for this summertime, so there’s nonetheless time for Google to hit that window.
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