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SDMC Showcases Android TV STB Running Android 9 Pie

Posted On: Sep 14, 2018   |   Posted By: Android Headlines

In short: SDMC is currently showcasing a new Android TV set-top box at the IBC 2018 Conference in Amsterdam which runs on the latest version of the Android operating system, Android 9 Pie. This marks one of the first times a company has showcased an Android Pie flavored version of Android TV outside of Google.
Background: In spite of their being a new device, and running on a new version of Android, it's not one which will arrive to market as is. This is due to SDMC being more of a while-label company which essentially builds devices for other companies to rebrand as their own. The device showcasing Android Pie also supports 4K, comes loaded with 1GB RAM and is powered by an Amlogic S905X processor - making it somewhat comparable at the hardware level to the Mi Box from Xiaomi and/or the new Jetstream device which has recently shown up at Walmart. In other words, in spite of the newer operating system, it's not a particularly high-performance or feature-rich device.
Impact: While this might not seem...

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