[Day Three] Live from Google I/O

TGIF! This last day of Google I/O will continue to hold sessions focusing around the living room, and Nick will continue to nurse his sunburned limbs.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub (http://github.com/fleker) Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop. Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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  • Gfame103

    Thanks for all the coverage!

  • NashGuy

    Thanks for the info. Here are my questions:
    1. The new Mi Box will be released with Android TV 6.0 (Marshmallow). Does Xiaomi plan to upgrade it soon after its release to 7.0 N?
    2. You confirmed elsewhere that Xiaomi says the Mi Box is compatible with USB ATSC (over-the-air TV) tuners. Which ones? Technically, I guess the box would be compatible with any USB 2.0 device so long as Android drivers exist for the device. I’m not sure there’s a USB tuner on the market with Android drivers.
    3. Any idea if Google plans to release an updated version of the Nexus Player? It would seem like this Mi Box (which pretty much uses vanilla Android TV) is more-or-less what one would expect from a Nexus Player 2.0 in terms of specs and price. That said, I do still hope for a new Nexus Player just to get the quick guaranteed updates from Google. (And hopefully it would also have ethernet, an SD card slot, 2 USB 3.0 slots, and maybe even an integrated ATSC tuner to feed into Live Channels.)

    • NF

      1. No clue
      2. It will support the same as any Android TV USB tuners
      3. No clue about an updated Nexus Player. Nexus devices are reference designs for OEMs, so there may not be a purpose anymore