As per a new report, there are great clues about the software and hardware which one could expect
from the device.
It has long been in the works and Google has been working on an Amazon Fire TV stick-like dongle.
Now, ahead of the much-awaited release, plenty of details have been revealed. As per a new report,
there are great clues about the software and hardware which one could expect from the device.
It will be released under the code name Sabrina, Google’s Chromecast or Android TV stick will run on
Amlogic S905X2 processor which will be coupled with 2GB of RAM. Also, the dongle will offer
support for 4K streaming at 60fps.
Now, there is also better video experience which can be availed as the stick will offer support for
HDR and Dolby Vision. The streaming device could also be released with support for HDMI 2.1 with
automatic low-latency optimisation.
All this information comes via XDA Developers. The website also reports that the dongle could also
have support for Stadia which is Google’s cloud-based streaming platform.
There are other reports which say that the streaming dongle will have Chromecast-like look and feel
but will as far as the function is concerned, it will be extremely similar to what Amazon’s Fire TV stick
has to offer.
Also, this proposed dongle will have remote control as well as a new interface. The remote-control is
could well be similar to what a modern smart TV looks like and there will be dedicated button to
launch Google Assistant and microphone.
This proposed new dongle seems Google’s renewed efforts to tap into the streaming hardware
space. The Chromecast was launched when people did not have a smart TV. However, in the last
couple of years, smart TVs have seen a dip in price and many people have got their hands on the
plethora of options. Not only this, Amazon’s Fire TV stick has also become preferred streaming
hardware as their support for all top OTT apps.