A new Android TV dongle was spotted at the FCC, the American communication watchdog. This dongle features a large Google logo, a remote control, with support for Google Assistant, and Android 8.0 Oreo.
Does Google work on an Android TV dongle?
The website Ausdroid spotted a ‘4K aTV Stick’ at the FCC, the US government agency that tests all devices related to communication. The device is made by Shenzhen SEI Robotics Co., Ltd, a company that has made a handful of other Android TV media players. What is striking about this stick, however, is that there is a large Google logo on the front. In addition, a remote control has surfaced in the user manual where a button for the Google Assistant can be seen.
Because the Google brand is so visible, it may be that this product is for Google is made. To date, Google lets its Android TV devices made by third-party manufacturers. Furthermore, the FCC read that this dongle runs on Android 8.0 Oreo, that there is support for the most common Wi-Fi networks and that bluetooth 4.1 is supported. Under the bonnet there is 2 GB of memory and 8 GB of internal storage. You connect the player via hdmi and micro-usb, for the necessary energy.