We have already heard the news that Google is going to release a new multimedia gadget that will replace the TV console Chromecast. At the disposal of the resource XDA Developers was renderings of the new Android TV device with code named Sabrina. It is also reported that the novelty will receive a separate control panel.
Device information was obtained from a prerelease version of its firmware. As it turned out, the metadata contained in content that point to October 2019. From this we can conclude that Google is probably already a long time working on a new TV console. At the same time it should be noted that some published information about it given the limitations may no longer be relevant at the moment.
Appearance TV set-top box, according to the leak, will be more oval compared to Chromecast. The images also demonstrate that it will be offered in three colors: black, white and pink.
On one of the images shows a white control panel console. It is possible that it will be also available in other color options to match the overall style.
The remote control – an ode to minimalism, which is consistent with the Google style. It has two rows of buttons, and the wheel-joystick. One of the buttons is used for activating the voice assistant Google. Thus, most likely, the control panel also has a built microphone.
The other buttons, apparently, are responsible for the return to the previous/main screen, play and pause and mute. It is not clear whether it would be possible to program the buttons under the challenge of a particular content provider.
The leak also reports that the new user interface ” – oriented content.” At the bottom of the screen, as you can see in the images, use a horizontal “carousel” with a list of content from different providers.
The new console will also receive system integration with YouTube TV Live.
In addition, refer to the integration with smart doorbells and camera Nest – console can announce incoming visitors.
According to XDA Developers, the device used is a mobile SoC Amlogic. The gadget will be able to offer the Dolby Vision. Information about the estimated cost of the new Android TV device, the source said. According to earlier rumors, it will be about $80.