Google’s September 30th event will not only be around the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, as we also expect a new smart speaker from Nest, as well as the long-leaked broadcast wand / dongle codenamed Sabrina. .
Think of this as an Android TV box, but in the form of a dongle. Or Chromecast dongle running Android TV. It comes with a remote control, and access to a full suite of Android TV apps of course. Here are some official photos that have appeared recently.
Google HDMI stick with remote control
By the way, according to the source of this leak, Google will rename Android TV again – and restore it to the Google TV name it was using prior to rebranding it to Android TV. If you’re confused, don’t worry – we are. But we gave up trying to understand Google’s naming strategy a long time ago.
The new broadcast stick will be powered by the Amlogic S905X2 SoC, which contains a quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU and Mali-G31MP2 GPU. It’s unclear how much RAM and storage the Google device will get, but for the sake of smooth operation, we hope to see a minimum of 2GB and 16GB respectively. In fact, an earlier rumor mentioned 2GB of RAM.
The remote is simple as you can see, but it still finds room to fit the dedicated buttons for Netflix and YouTube, as the first is undeniably paid for by the streaming service of the same name. You also get the Google Assistant button, of course, as with all Android TV remotes that have voice control. The volume buttons are oddly located on the side of the remote control, as if it were a smartphone or something. This is a bizarre design decision, considering how much free space is left at the bottom of the remote control’s front end.
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