Google reveals Android TV 10 is on track to be released in 2019

Google reveals Android TV 10 is on track to be released in 2019
Google is busy at work trying to bring Android TV 10 to customers by the end of the year. And for those making Android TV apps, Google plans to release a new developer kit called ADT-3, a sequel to the ADT-2 which shipped to devs with Android Pie.

A new report coming from 9to5google mentions a roadmap for the future of Android TV, which was revealed at IBC 2019. The roadmap confirms Android 10 update for Android TV is “on track” to be released by the end of 2019, despite previous statements that it's not important to keep these updates on the “same timeline” as smartphones.

The slide shown at IBC 2019 lists an unannounced ADT-3 developer kit that should be launched in Q4 2019. The same document mentions that new hardware devices powered by Android TV 10 will be released in the first half of 2020, but no brands have been called out in the slide.

However, we do know NVIDIA plans to launch another SHIELD TV box, so that could be one of the hardware devices with Android TV 10 that will be released next year.

Last but not least, Google also highlights the upgrade policy for the Android TV 10, which confirms the search giant will now require just two major OS updates instead of three.

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4 Comments

1. maherk

Posts: 6955; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

And my $2400 Sony 9000e just received 8.0 less than a month ago.

2. w1000i

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

I don't see any advantages from the new 8.0 or even 10. We want more productive application in the TV not new operation system.

3. hansip87

Posts: 228; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

at least the fluidity is improved with Android 8. A bit unfortunate that Android TV does not require webcam, which limits video calling function on tv.

4. maherk

Posts: 6955; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Actually the new update is a bug fest. I wish I didn't update it.

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