Google has announced the launch of a new Android TV update that will be based on Android 11. With it, Google is improving OS performance and privacy features, added many under-the-hood improvements and updated developer tools for testing and deployment.
Being based on Android 11, the new update brings system-wide features such enhanced memory management and improved privacy controls such as one-time permissions and pin-code authentication for Google Play Store purchases.
For gamers, Android TV will now support Auto low latency mode, which disables all the TV’s post-processing, increasing responsiveness when gaming. There is also a new low latency media decoding, along with a new Tuner Framework and expansions to the HAL implementation of HDMI CEC.
For developers, the Android TV based on Android 11 will have faster testing methods, which include the addition of test harness mode on Android TV and Play Store support in the Android TV Emulator.
Google is rolling out the Android 11 update to Android TV developers via a software update to the ADT-3 devices. We can expect TV manufacturers to release their version of Android 11 for Android TV soon.