A few hours ago Google announced the launch of a new device. This is your new dongle, a cheaper model than the Chromecast with Google TV that we have known so far. The new device responds to the name of Chromecast with Google TV (HD).
It is a cheaper version that comes to coexist with the Chromecast with Google TV in the 4K version. A device, this last one, of which we now know that it will not be left behind in terms of software, since Google announced that, after a long wait, will update your operating system.
With you Android 12
And it is that, since it arrived on the market, the Chromecast with Google TV (4K), has remained with the same version of the operating system. The well-known dongle via HDMI still using Android 10 to this daysomething that will change soon.
The Chromecast with Google TV (4K) has been running Android 10 for two years, while the new model goes on the market wearing Android 12, the same version of the operating system, which will soon arrive on its older brother. In this way, the Chromecast with Google TV (4K) will go from Android 10 to Android 12 skipping version number 11 along the way of the operating system.
It took a long time, but finally the American company will bring Android 12 to your most powerful Chromecast. A version of the operating system that was released in December 2021, and that is gradually reaching some televisions.
Presumably with the jump to Android 12, they will arrive some of the improvements we’ve already seen in Android 12 for TVs. Thus, a more fluid system is to be expected, in which the interface is finally seen in 4K, with support for using gamepads, the option to block access to applications to the microphone and camera or the use of a QR code to be able to connect to a nearby Wi-Fi network.
Although during the announcement, the company has not given a specific date for the start of the update, the most normal thing is that it takes place in the last part of the year, coinciding with the release of the Chromecast with Google TV (HD) on the market at the end of October.
Via | 9to5Google