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Google has announced Google TV will be to run Android apps starting this summer.
The announcement was made during its I/O conference keynote. The Google TV will reportedly get updated with Android 3.1 Honeycomb this summer which brings Android Market to the device.
Android 3.1 will bring enhanced multitasking features that will allow you to access many more applications than the standard five you’re given with Android 3.0. The dedicated multitasking option for Honeycomb was received rather well, so we weren’t surprised to see this feature beefed up a bit. Other features that aren’t More >
Google released a TV remote control application last December on Android devices, the app is now available free on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad running iOS 3 or higher.
The app is Sporting a plethora of buttons, other features include channel surfing, DVR access, voice search and other features from the Android version minus the ability to push web pages from your iPhone to a Google TV device.
Turn your Apple iOS device into a fully functional Google TV remote! Use the mouse pad, arrow keys, and the full range of buttons. Allows you to turn the TV and AVR on/off so you can use
The CES 2011- International Consumer Electronics Show will kick off today, commencing with the keynote address from Steve Ballmer, CEO Microsoft. His keynote like always will be streamed LIVE from Las Vegas on January 5th, 2010 at 6.30 pm PDT.
According to a report from WinRumors, a sneak peak of Windows 8 may also be teased at the event. Recent reports also state that Microsoft may announce Windows TV – a set-top box in answer to the Apple TV and Google TV, along with a massive update for Windows Phone 7 introducing copy-and-paste functionality, CDMA-based Windows Phone devices, and More >
A Windows-based STB is rumored to be in the works from Microsoft with plans on taking on Google TV and Apple TV. According to the Seattle Times, the Microsoft box will be a stripped-down, focused version of the company’s existing Windows 7 embedded OS and will retail for about $200 later this year.
Although details regarding the hardware are scarce right now, rumor has it the Windows TV STBs are going to have a Windows Media Center UI and a streamlined TV program guide that pulls together online and broadcast content simultaneously. Presumably there will also be media streaming and More >
Recently there have been rumors flying back and forth about Google TV and its appearance at CES 2011. The rumors range from as small as Google TV missing CES all the way up to companies freezing their plans for the internet-on-your-TV idea from Google all together. And now the most recent word going around is that Logitech was freezing production of their Revue box while Google would be working on a new version. Well a recent blog post from Ashish Arora puts those rumors to rest and confirms that Google TV will indeed be making a showing at next years CES. According to Arora, Google and More >
There is going to be a new TV set that is going to be rolling into town and the brains behind it are confident that they will give Apple TV and Google TV a run for their money. The rumors are associated to Microsoft’s own TV subscription in the pipeline.
It sounds a bit far fetched at first, why would Microsoft go ahead and try to implement an old idea, one that two major competitors have been working on already. Then you think about it and realize, the hardware is already in the form of the Xbox 360 gaming console that will be used for the same purpose. It isn’t exactly a surprise, More >
YouTube has officially rolled out Leanback, a television-friendly interface first debuted during the Google TV’s big unveiling. The whole interface works via a keyboard with arrow keys (no options to use the mouse unfortunately) letting you scroll through your feeds, recommendations, categories, playback options, and search bar. Videos take up the entire browser menu and will crank up the HD when available. Navigation is snappy and the suggestions are pretty accurate. Check out the a video of the Leanback features below:
On the handheld side, YouTube also released a new mobile site which More >
The New York Times has it on good authority that Google, Intel, and Sony have all teamed up to develop a new Android-powered internet platform that utilizes Atom processors for televisions and set-top boxes. The whole thing will be given the name Google TV; the apparent mantra seems to be making web app navigation (such as Picasa, Twitter, etc.) as simple as changing the channel. Logitech is going to be joining in on the action by creating peripherals for the device as well. Stay tuned for more information on the whole topic as more information is revealed in the future.
Google seems to beMore >