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.
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.