On the modern time, Google launched an Android 11 Developer Preview for the ADT-3, a save-high box geared in direction of developers that runs Google’s Android TV working system. The Developer Preview doesn’t contain any user-going by blueprint of adjustments—in spite of every little thing, the ADT-3 is entirely supposed for developers—nonetheless we amassed took a glance by blueprint of the update to scrutinize if there are any upcoming Android TV-particular solutions that Google didn’t document. While we had been digging by blueprint of the firmware, we chanced on one more asset linked to Google’s upcoming Android TV dongle.
Earlier this month, we had been sent pre-free up firmware for a Google tool code-named “sabrina.” Within that firmware, we chanced on a video that finds the originate of Google’s Android TV dongle, the dedicated far away for the tool, and the brand new Android TV UI that can presumably debut on the tool. The video used to be created on October 10th, 2019, which used to be 5 days earlier than the Pixel 4 open date. Given the lifecycle of product launches, it’s not seemingly that the last originate and specifications of the dongle savor changed noteworthy since that video used to be made. Alternatively, since we amassed don’t know when the dongle will if truth be told open, there’s always an opportunity that Google also can savor long past support at any level within the closing loads of months to order a tweak to the originate or within ingredients.
In the Android 11 Developer Preview for Google’s ADT-3 developer box, though, we chanced on a video named “reboot_sabrina” in SetupWraithPrebuiltGtvs, the system utility that handles that setup wizard for Android TV. This video displays the user how to reboot the “sabrina” Android TV dongle by unplugging it from its energy connector (which looks to be a USB cord, though we don’t know if it’s micro-USB or Style-C) for 3 seconds. The video displays a sketch of the tool with its overall rectangular shape and “G” emblem within the center, matching the originate of the dongle that we saw within the pre-free up firmware.
This video alone doesn’t if truth be told describe us noteworthy about Google’s dongle that we don’t already know, nonetheless it completely does corroborate the originate of the renders we published earlier this month. Plus, it’s the main time we’ve seen anything linked to “sabrina” in a publicly available source, especially one who’s very most smartly-liked. Hopefully, this signifies that it gained’t be lengthy till we glance for the free up of “sabrina.” A few of us can’t wait to get our hands on it. One thing to expose is that the appearance of this asset within the Android 11 Developer Preview doesn’t sing that “sabrina” will open with Android 11 out-of-the-box—I’m guessing it’ll open with Android 10-essentially based Android TV nonetheless will most likely be one in every of the main to ride Android 11-essentially based Android TV as soon as that’s available (which in overall occurs about a months after the brand new OS for phones is made public.)
Right here’s a summary of what we know to this level referring to the specifications for Google’s Android TV dongle. We compiled this record of specifications in keeping with an prognosis of the pre-free up firmware, so these specifications are seemingly to be not guaranteed to be correct.
|CPU + GPU||Amlogic S905X2
|Display cloak||HLG, HDR10, Dolby Vision, Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)|
|Connectivity||Broadcom BCM43569 (Wi-Fi 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1)|
|Audio||Cadence’s Tensilica HiFi 4 DSP|
|Some distance away||Yes, mic for Google Assistant|
Right here’s a video published on our YouTube channel that showcases the originate of the Google Android TV dongle alongside its far away and new Android TV UI.
Thanks to PNF Instrument for providing us a license to make affirm of JEB Decompiler, a skilled-grade reverse engineering tool for Android applications.