is coming, and as we mentioned earlier
, one of the killer features of the product will be the ability to play Android games on a nice, big TV. It appears that Android TV will ship on certain devices, but apparently there will also be a standalone Android TV box, and there’s a controller that will ship with said box.
I/O attendee Artem Russakovskii posted an image
on Google+ that shows the alleged controller with the alleged Android TV box. Russakovskii’s photo has been corroborated by some press renders of the controller discovered
by Reddit user bedofgoatturds in a directory of the Android L Developer Preview.
Credit: Artem Russakovskii
Both images show that the Android TV controller resembles the Xbox
controller quite a bit. The controller has a pair of thumbsticks, a D-pad, ABXY buttons, and left and right paddles. In the middle, there are Android buttons--a back button and a home button--as well as what we presume is a power button. There are also four LED indicators.
Android TV controls will take multiple forms, including virtual controls on a smartphones, but this looks to be one intriguing iteration.