Android TV to get Android 10 update by 2019-end
Google's Android TV OS, which has been embraced by a host of leading manufacturers including Sony, Sharp, TCL, and Xiaomi, is set to get a revamp by the end of 2019. According to 9to5Google, Google will release the latest Android 10 update for Android TV by the end of the year. Here's all about Google's plans.
Google is "on track" with its Android TV 10 update
Google has "confirmed that the Android 10 update for Android TV is 'on track' to be released by the end of 2019," as per the report. The release timeline is "pretty flexible" but it should happen over the coming months. Alongside the update, Google will also release an updated ADT-3 developer device in Q4 - similar to ADT-2 which came with Android Pie.
Reportedly, Google has also eased its upgrade policy
Further, Google has also introduced a new OEM upgrade policy wherein the tech giant will require a minimum of two platform updates from manufactures as against the present norm of three upgrades.
What to expect from Android 10?
Google's Android TV 10 update will come with a refreshed Play Store that will add video previews for apps, better app/program discovery, and support for subscriptions. Operators will also be able to integrate better with the Assistant for improved voice control experience. Other features will include single build programs, turnkey OTT (Over-the-top) devices, pilot homescreen and instream ads, and upto 5,000 apps.
Next year, Google will also bring Stadia to Android TV
In 2020, with Android 11 R, which is said to arrive as the sequel to Android 10, Google will introduce a bunch of new features including support for its online gaming service Stadia, Google Lens, Live Captions, and more.