After having, and with her,, Google began the different conferences focused on the developers of its different platforms. Android TV is one of the most news is receiving during thisthat yesterday opened its doors , and both developers and users can benefit from all of them in the coming weeks.
One of the most curious news presented at the Android TV conference has been ADT-2, a new version of the hardware platform for developers which, effectively, is
As you may have known in, Google has decided to create this curious device for developers, with the aim of Offer an experience similar to what you can get with a conventional Android TV. Inside, the device has specifications similar to those of the Xiaomi Mi TV Box, with Amlogic S905X processor. 8 GB of storage and 2 GB of RAM. In addition, it is manufactured by the Chinese firm SEI Robotics.
Accompanying these specifications, we find Android in its “P” version with built-in Google Assistant , and ability to play content in 4K and HDR resolution. Thanks to these specifications and capabilities, the ADT-2 will serve as a reference device in the development of applications and experiences for Android TV from now on.
The problem? That although you want, you will probably never be able to get one of these devices . The ADT-2 is, and will be a hardware created specifically for use by developers, and will not be sold to consumers. The main reason is that the team behind Android TV does not have the ability to sell hardware to the public, since that task falls on the hardware division of Google, which is responsible for creating Pixel phones and, in definitive, the family made by Google .
We do not know if, in the future, Google could dare to launch an Android TV stick with this format , that replaces once and for all the Chromecast platform to give the importance that deserves to the Android edition oriented to televisions. If so, I’m afraid we’ll have to wait until October, when Google usually presents its new bets in terms of hardware.