We've been hearing rumors of a new Android TV dongle from Google for months now, and today we may finally be getting our first look at the mystery device.
Renders that purportedly show a new Google-made Android TV dongle codenamed "Sabrina" have made their way online. The images were shared by XDA-Developers and are said to have come from a marketing video made by a Google designer that was inside some pre-release firmware.
Looking at the device, it has an oblong, pebble shape rather than a circle like the Chromecast. We can see a Google "G" in stamped in the middle of it and a cable sticking out from its top, and there are three color options shown: black, white and a sort of light pink.
Rumors have also suggested that this new Google dongle will come with a remote, and we get a glimpse of it in today's leak too. We can see 6 buttons, including media controls and a Google Assistant button, plus what could be a round trackpad for navigating Android TV.
Finally, today's leak includes a few images that show an updated Android TV user interface. This UI places more of a focus on movies and shows rather than apps, and these images include a list of shows at the bottom of the display.
We've heard in the past that Google is planning to launch this new Android TV dongle sometime this summer at a price that's at or below $80. While we don't know this device's exact specs, its design and rumored price point suggest that Google isn't planning to compete with an Apple TV or NVIDIA Shield Pro with this device and instead wants to launch something more affordable.