Based on the marketing materials that XDA-Developers already have, we have a more preliminary impression of what Google’s next TV streaming device may be coming up. Reported that the Android TV-based adapter product code name “Sabrina”, and earlier reports have revealed a companion remote software interface. Functionally, it is said to be exempt from reliance on Chromecast, a phone or tablet.
Although it looks a bit like the Chromecast Ultra, it’s not as “rounded” as it is, and a screenshot shared by XDA Developers shows powder, white and black color schemes.
Interestingly, they also extracted videos from a pre-release firmware version shared by trusted Android developers, which featured the top half of the remote control and the Google Assistant Smart Assistant Call Button.
Since the marketing video dates back to October 2019, Google’s development team is likely to make further changes to its form and functionality design later on. It is not known how much the new device will be priced and when it will be available.
But last month, Protocol said in a report that the device was indeed built on Android TV and was likely to be sold under the Google Nest brand.
The report also says the device retails for less than $80 (about 568 RMB). For reference, the current range of regular Chromecast hardware is $35 (about 249 RMB) and the 4K-enabled Chromecast Ultracast costs $69 (about 490 RMB).
Unfortunately, Google did not respond tomedia requests for comment as of the time of writing.