We just went through what Google is offering with the Android P update for Android TV but there was actually a surprise hardware announcement from Google for Android TV with the Android TV dongle we saw heading through the FCC a couple of weeks back now official.

The dongle – which they’re calling the ADT-2, the successor to the ADT-1 developer device which launched alongside the announcement of Android TV in 2014, is being offered to developers who sign up through the Google Form at g.co/io/adt2-signup.

As we saw previously on its trip through the FCC, the dongle has a HDMI (2.0A) output, power (5V/2A) input and according to the user manual is powered by an Amilogic S905X processor with 2GB of RAM and has 8GB of eMMC storage on-board. One change from the FCC photos we grabbed is that the dongle does not appear to have the Google ‘G’ branding.

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Though they didn’t show it off at the Android TV event here at Google I/O, the FCC application showed a remote control with a dedicated Google Assistant button built-in.

There’s no word on when these will ship out, so if you’re an Android TV developer you should definitely head over to g.co/io/adt2-signup and register your interest in the dongle.

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    Remote looks same as my Xioami Mi Tv’s


    Does make me wonder if they are finally going to collide the Chromecast and AndroidTV into one device – or at least the Chromecast Ultra. Seems to be no good reason to keep them separate, and AndroidTV needs help.


    What do you make of this?

    Not a google device it seems.


    Yep, I and where I got that from, was wrong. Admitted.