Keep in mind Nokia, no not that Nokia, no not HMD International who make the telephones, Nokia the corporate who now simply licence their identify for individuals to slap on different merchandise, yeah that Nokia. Nicely it appears to be like like somebody is about to launch a Nokia branded Android TV gadget and, all of the snark apart, it really appears to be like fascinating.
The 4K enabled “Nokia Streaming Box 8000” will hit the cabinets with a bigger than regular IR distant, and an nearly full set of ports. Across the again is HDMI, USB-C, optical out, audio out and a LAN port, and on the aspect is a USB-A port for good measure. If there was one factor lacking it will be a coaxial in so you could possibly plug terrestrial TV into the field, however who makes use of that anyway?
That is the second Android TV gadget we’re conscious of that has been engraved with the Nokia identify: the unique gadget didn’t make an enormous splash on the time. Whereas that is only a whereas label re badge from a OEM who provides a number of variants of Android TV powered set-top containers, it’s good to see the ecosystem proceed to develop and that’s good for all Android TV customers.
The gadget is about to launch earlier than Christmas in Europe, and we doubt we’ll see it increase to our shores, a minimum of unofficially. The large query now we have is will units like this ever see the transfer to Google TV? With Google fragmenting their TV platform for the following few years we might find yourself dwelling with somewhat uncertainty within the TV house.