In a blog post about an Android 10 update coming to Android TV, which includes security and performance upgrades, Google also made an announcement about a new media streaming device.
The new dongle device, called ADT-3, will be developer-focused with an Android platform. The device will have a quad-core ARM Cortex A53 CPU, 2GB of DDR3 memory, and 4K HDR capability.
Here’s how Google describes the device.
With a quad-core A53, 2GB of DDR3 memory and 4Kp60 HDR HDMI 2.1 output, we’ve designed this pre-certified TV dongle with updates and security patches to help developers design for the next generation of Android TV devices. By providing a way to test on physical and up to date hardware, developers can better validate their Android TV app’s compatibility.
ADT-3 will be made available to developers in the coming months. While consumers may not have access to this specific device, it will impact new Android TV devices in the works for next year.
A source for XDA Developers shared a slide from Google’s presentation which showed that the device is made my Askey, a subsidiary of Asus. This could mean operators will use the ADT-3 to develop new devices for consumers, offering another way to use Android TV in homes.
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