It seems that Google has strongly taken over the evolution of Android TV following the arrival of its own personalization layer, Google TV. The new format has already landed on board a first generation of Chromecast that embarked this system, thus becoming completely independent of external broadcasters, and now it seems that it is returning to the fray with a new device.
Some Google documents have been leaked via 9to5Google, indicating that a new device named Boreal is in development. It would be a new Google TV which would also offer support for the AV1 codec as well as another interesting addition compared to the current generation: it would improve internal storage.
AV1 support arrives and memory is expanded
We’ve already commented that the North American company’s upcoming Google TV will arrive (so the leaked documents say) with AV1 codec support. This means that it will be possible to see content with less weight thanks to the improvement in video compression with this format, so predictably we will have more efficient connections to be able to see the platforms that are already compatible with this- this. For example, Netflix.
Another change that would come on board the new Chromecast with Google TV concerns its processor, although it has not been specified which model will replace the current Amlogic S905D3. There are some rumors about a Google Tensor, but the processor seems too powerful to mount a dongle of this style, although we could see a cut version of the Tensor.
And finally, it would seem that the future Chromecast with next-gen Google TV will allow for memory expansion. The company’s current Google TV’s 8GB has always seemed short of being able to exploit the potential of a device of this type, so we could see the next generation arrive with 16GB on board or possibly more.
Through | 9to5Google