The FCC has revealed an unexpected device that looks to be a new Chromecast-like Android TV dongle. The poorly written documentation claims that the device runs on Google’s Android TV platform; which would make it the company’s first Android TV product in years.
Google’s first and last Android TV device was the Nexus Player announced back in 2014. Since then, the Android TV platform has been left to third-parties such as Sony’s Bravia TVs, Nvidia’s Shield TV and Xiaomi’s Mi Box.
The device, sporting the model number “SN5B6AD”, is being identified as a “4K ATV Stick”. A Reddit user also spotted the user manual and its specifications. It’s said come with a quad-core Amlogic S905X chipset that has four Cortex A53 running at either 1.5GHz or 2GHz. There is also 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The device allows support for video up to 4K 60FPS. The FCC images also state that the device comes with a dedicated remote that has a Google Assistant button on it.
We expect Google to announce the device during its upcoming Google I/O event on 8 May. Although, the company is being rather quite about the matter thus far.