Published On: Thu, May 10th, 2018

Google’s new Android TV dongle is for developers only

With so most concentration on consumer-facing updates, it can be easy to forget that a rest of I/O is all about developers. So, when a association announces a singular square of first-party hardware during a event, it should come as no warn that it’s only not for a rest of us.

A month after flitting mysteriously by a FCC, Google’s new Android TV dongle done a entrance during an I/O event this afternoon. The ADT-2 is a follow adult to, get this, a ADT-1, that was introduced during I/O behind in 2014, designed to give devs an easy in to Google’s set-top offering.

The comparison chronicle hasn’t unequivocally gotten most adore in new years, though Google’s vouchsafing a developer universe know that it’s still committed with a sequel, that brings along a series of new facilities announced during a uncover today.

The biggest new bit for a limited-edition device is a preview of Android P. The arriving chronicle of a company’s mobile handling complement brings some good additions to a large screen, including autofill for passwords and automobile installs of apps we put on handsets or past versions of Android TV. The dongle supports 4K streaming and has 8GB of storage built in. It also supports Google Assistant around a Bluetooth remote with built-in mics.

The ADT-2 comes as Google creates a renewed pull around Android TV. Yesterday, a association announced a JBL soundbar that brings both Android TV and Assistant to sets around HDMI. The association has done it transparent that a set-top chronicle of Android will be a pivotal partial of a company’s play for a vital room, as it looks to kick a likes of Apple and Fire TV.

Developers can request for a device here.

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