There hasn't been a ton of big Android TV news lately, but that's changing today.
Google today announced Android 10 for Android TV. Google says that the update to Android 10 brings with it improvements like more secure storage with encrypted user data, performance benefits thanks to TLS 1.3, and other security improvements. Also coming are faster updates through Project Treble.
Also announced today is the new ADT-3 device from Google. This developer-focused Android TV streaming device includes a quad-core A53 processor, 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," Google explains. "By providing a way to test on physical and up to date hardware, developers can better validate their Android TV app's compatibility."
Google's ADT-3 will be offered to developers in the coming months. It'll be available for purchase online through an unspecified OEM partner.
The last Android TV box that Google offered was the Nexus Player that launched in 2014 and didn't get an update to Android 9 Pie, so it's good to see Google giving some attention to Android TV and creating a new device. While the ADT-3 is focused on developers, it could help to get more devs serious about creating and maintaining Android TV apps, which would be great for anyone using Android TV as their streaming platform.