The Google I / O 2016 has started officially, and as usual, in the two hours that the opening keynote just see some the most important thing that prepares the company ahead of this 2016, so it is obvious that leave things aside, but are equally attention.
Such is the case of Xioami, which by Hugo Barra, today form part of the I / O 2016 with a release that would rely on the platform for TV Android TV, which has been made official by the name of Mi Box.
Mi Box: 4K Android TV
Mi Box is one of the new devices that integrate Android TV this year; it is a box that can be connected to the TV via HDMI for it to become a 4K device with Android TV, which will allow us to access applications operating as well as games and compatibility with smartphones and Chromecast.
Mi Box will have its own Bluetooth remote with microphone to activate search functions and, much like Apple TV, plus it can be purchased separately a gamepad for games Play Store; we can also find a USB port to add content via a flash drive.
As for its specifications, we find a quad-core Cortex-A53 processor at 2GHz, GPU Mali 450 to 750MHz, 2GB DDR3 RAM with 8GB of expandable storage via USB. TV comes with Android 6.0, supports connections 802.11a / b / g / n / ac, Dual-band Wi-Fi 2.4GHz / 5GHz, Bluetooth 4.0, 2.0+ output for DTS 7.1 channel digital audio, an HDMI 2.0 port ay a USB 2.0.
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Its dimensions are 101 x 101 x 19.5 mm with a weight of 176.5 grams. It has with4K resolution at 60 fps and supports HDR 4K signals.
So far no price or availability date, we only know that more will come “later this year”.
New TVs and set-top boxes TV Android
Android TV, the platform created by Google for TVs and set-top boxes, is getting the incorporation of new partners who manufactured based on these platform devices to be compatible with Chromecast and new applications are added, plus we will have new features hand Android N.
Among the new partners have to Sharp will manufacture a set-top box called Net Player; RCA TV comes with an affordable.
It notes that the platform will have a new momentum thanks to the new features that come with Android N, with which we can record content, support for HDR 4K image scaling using Google Cast, video picture-in-picture, in addition new channels of live television and new devices that support Google Cast.