Android TV has been pretty quiet over the past few months, but that all changed at Google I/O 2016 when Google not only announced big updates to the OS, but also a new device. The new Xiaomi Mi Box, previously released in China with its own OS, was announced to be coming to the United States with Android TV on board. A release window wasn’t provided at the announcement, but thanks to the FCC we now know it’s not too far off.

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The FCC document shown below shows the US variant of the Mi Box listed as approved for sale in the States. Obviously we expected this at some point or another, but now that the device has gotten approval for sale we can expect a release date to be announced sometime soon.

There’s no concrete evidence showing when the Mi Box will be launched, but we can speculate that it will be towards the second half of next month, give or take a few weeks. Xiaomi currently lists the device as “coming soon” on its website, so we’ll have to keep an eye there for any changes on the status.


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