The first round of Google’s Android TV dev kits are now landing on developer’s doorsteps. After Google’s announcement of Android TV at Google I/O, developers were invited to apply for a chance to get a preview console on which to design their applications. Devs that were selected are now receiving their units, which consist of an ADT-1 reference Android TV console and a game controller.
Releasing a dev preview device is an excellent way for Google to get developers on board with Android TV. It also rewards customers who can expect a selection of apps and games ready for them as soon as they purchase their device. Android TV won’t be around until the fall, but Google is making sure that it won’t be barren for early adopters.
If you’re a developer and you want to see about getting a preview device, simply follow this link to apply. There’s no confirmation on whether more ADT-1 consoles will be going out, but it doesn’t hurt to apply. If you’re not a developer, please don’t apply. These are intended for development purposes only and not you trying to get a shiny new toy.