Chromecast with Google TV (4K): Update to Android 12 is in the starting blocks

Google’s Chromecast with Google TV was launched in its 4K variant back in 2020. A cheaper HD model was added to the portfolio this week. With the colleagues from 9To5Google this was taken as an opportunity, check Google for future updates. Because: The HD model is delivered directly with Android 12.

Google wasn’t exactly specific, so they didn’t give an exact timetable. But it was nevertheless announced that the Chromecast with Google TV (4K) will receive a corresponding update to Android 12 in the “not too distant future”. Google hasn’t made much of an effort over the past two years and hasn’t released too many updates – often just patches and bug fixes.

Unlike Nvidia with the Shield TV, which still provides updates for devices from 2015. Google suspects problems due to the storage limit of 8 GB. In this regard, it was announced not too long ago that new Google TV versions should receive improvements in handling storage space.

With Android 12 on the Google TV, you can look forward to a 4K UI. In addition to camera and microphone privacy displays, Google has made rather minor optimizations in the update.

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