In a comparatively light hardware year during Google I/O, a Mountain View-based association saved one proclamation for a many hardcore of Android TV developers – a new device called a ADT-2 that will offer as a testbed for Android TV P, a arriving chronicle of Android TV.
The device doesn’t demeanour like many with it’s roughly bizarre Chromecast-like exterior, though a latest additions to Android TV should concede even a many low-spec’d inclination to suffer plain playback and discerning navigation.
That said, if it’s a same device we saw in a news last month in an FCC Filing, a ADT-2 uses an Amilogic S905X processor with 2GB of RAM underneath a hood, and 8GB of eMMC storage for downloading apps and games.
The streaming dongle was introduced by a Director of Android TV, Sascha Prueter during a developer focused “What’s new on Android TV” dermatitis session, and while a immeasurable infancy of a speak focused on how formula should be implemented in Android TV P, it did give a satisfactory overview of some of a new facilities entrance to Android TV in a nearby future.
Besides a opening enhancements, Google will embody an autofill underline identical to what you’d find on Google’s hunt engine, and suggested settings that uses prior settings from Android TV inclination to setup your new Android TV, and suggested apps that recommends apps formed on apps that you’ve used previously.
There’s also a new interface, that we can see graphic in a print above.
ADT-2, a destiny of Android TV
While a name might sound strange, a ADT-2 is a supplement to a ADT-1 that Google denounced during a 2014 keynote when it announced Android TV.
Like a bizarre ADT-1, a ADT-2 will be done exclusively to developers who can request for a exam section of their possess around a Google Form located at: g.co/io/adt2-signup.
Disappointingly, Google was rumored to betray a new consumer-facing Chromecast device alongside a game-streaming use codenamed ‘Yeti’ – even going as distant as to discuss “a new device” in a talk’s outline – though it seems, for now, a best we’re going to get is a ADT-2.
The china lining? Google has given a lot of suspicion to a subsequent era of Android TV inclination and a ADT-2 is a ground-floor foundation.
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