You might be Google’s new Android TV dongle. Back in early March, we famous Google’s plans to launch a new media streamer based mostly on Android TV with the codename ‘Sabrina’, a long-awaited replace on its Google Chromecast Ultra.
The up to date dongle was slated to come back with an all-new devoted distant, which might most likely look just like the Apple TV 4K distant and would function a microphone and devoted Google Assistant button.
Within the firmware was a advertising and marketing video, purportedly created by a designer at Google. According to the file’s metadata, the video was made in October 2019, so it is attainable the design may need been tweaked since then, however we doubt there could have been a dramatic shift from the system proven within the promotional video.
Said video is titled “OOBE_End,” the place “OOBE” stands for “out-of-box experience,” and it is proven to the consumer on the find yourself of setup. The video offers an summary of the Android TV streamer, distant, and new Android TV software program. The image above was posted by XDA and exhibits the distant, which does certainly look quite just like an Apple distant – however observe the devoted Google Assistant button.
As for the dongle itself, it has a barely extra rectangular form than the Chromecast Ultra’s rounded design. Also, the place Google’s third-generation Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra are solely obtainable in black and white, it appears that evidently Google’s new Android TV dongle will even are available a new gentle pink hue.
There’s additionally an opportunity this new Google Android TV dongle would possibly launch beneath Google’s Nest branding, with the flexibility to work along with related Google Nest doorbells and video cameras.
As for pricing, there’s nonetheless nothing concrete, though we would anticipate it to come back in beneath £80/$80/AU$120 – the Google Chromecast Ultra price £70/$69/AU$99 at launch.
Obviously, such leaks needs to be taken with a pinch of salt in, so once we know extra about pricing, the product identify, and an official launch date, we’ll let you realize.