- Jul 22, 2005
A Nokia-branded Android TV set-top box is coming to Europe. Called the Streaming Box 8000, the new device won't actually have anything to do with Nokia or HMD Global, who makes the Nokia-branded Android phones we're all used to now. It costs 100€, but what sets it apart from the masses of cheaper dongles is its faster chipset and a ton of ports.
The Streaming Box 8000 previously leaked courtesy of German news site Golem and @androidtv_rumors. It has the expected HDMI connection for plugging into your TV, but it also has built-in Ethernet, a USB 3.0 Type-A port, and a USB Type-C port, plus an optical audio and AV-out socket. It has an Amlogic S905X3 chipset and runs Android TV 10 (no Google TV interface in sight on the promo images). It supports dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and 4K display resolutions. There's no word on Dolby HDR support, but the hardware should theoretically be able to handle it.