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Google Announces Android 10 For Android TV Along With ADT-3 Streaming Dongle


Android TV updates have always lagged behind updates for smartphones. But for Android 10, Google promised that it’d ship the update before the year ends. And true to their word, Google has announced the Android 10 update for Android TV. The launch of the new update was coupled with the launch of a new media streaming device called ADT-3 for developers.

So, what’s new with Android 10 for Android TV? Firstly, Google is bringing Project Treble to Android TV that will help in pushing out updates faster in the future. This is something that has already helped smartphone OEMs push out faster updates. And just like it is the case with them, pushing out faster updates will still depend on OEMs.

API Level 29 is also present in the update and includes system-level features like TLS 1.3 support, Scoped Storage, Thermal API (for managing temperatures), and mandatory disk encryption amongst others. But as stated above, it might take some time for hardware manufacturers to push out updates to existing hardware.

Keep in mind, Google has only announced the Android 10 update for Android TV. As for its actual rollout, Google hasn’t specified any timeline. Hence, it might be a while before you can actually get the Android 10 update for your Android TV.

ADT-3 Media Streaming Device for Developers


To help developers build and test Android TV app implementations before the Android 10 rollout, Google has announced a developer-focused streaming device called ADT-3. The ADT-3 has a quad-core A53 processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory and the ability to output 4K@60 via an HDMI 2.1 output. It is pre-certified and will help developers “developers design for the next generation of Android TV devices” according to Google.

The ADT-3 will be available for online purchase in the coming months through an OEM partner. As mentioned above, it will only be available for developers.

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