4k

Google is clearly serious about its intentions to make a sizeable push into the living-room market, as Android Police spotted a small clue revealing that Android 4.3 has added support for 4k displays.

Google has added a new DPI category to Android: XXXHDPI. This is for screens with an approximate DPI of six hundred and forty. Did you think we were stopping at 1080p?

Android engineer Dianne Hackborn is quoted as confirming the intent behind this:

A typical use of this density would be 4K television screens — 3840×2160 … 

Couple this to Google’s confirmation that Google TV is here to stay, the launch of the Chromecast stick and reports of a new set-top box, and it’s clear that Google’s planned expansion into the living-room is more than just a passing whim.

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