NVIDIA Shield is an Xbox & PS4 Rival Running Android TV

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Announced this week, the new NVIDIA Shield isn’t a handheld gaming console or new graphics card. Instead, it’s a video game console using the power of servers around the world and Google’s Android TV software to challenge the PS4 and Xbox One in the living room. Developers got their first look at NVIDIA Shield this […]

Nexus Player Release Expands for More Buyers

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Back in October of last year Google made some major announcements with its brand new Nexus 6 smartphone, the Nexus 9 tablet, and a surprise new Nexus Player all running Android 5.0 Lollipop. The latter was the companies first Android TV device, not Google TV. Rumors had confirmed the smartphone and tablet, but the Player […]

Sony Bravia 2015 TVs: Hands On with Android TV

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Sony shocked a lot of the world’s technology press this past week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas when it revealed all of its 2015 Bravia smart TVs would be powered by Android TV, Google’s latest attempt to take over the living room. A lot of the shock came from the long-term ramifications […]

Every Sony Smart TV Coming in 2015 Will Be An Android TV

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The battle for dominance in the living room is still raging, but already Sony, makers of Bravia televisions, PS4 gaming consoles and more is pulling out ahead. Unlike LG and other competitors, Sony isn’t rushing into the smart TV space with yet another platform that users have to reorient their lives around. Instead, Sony’s entire […]

Nexus Player Release Date Confirmed

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Last week Google took a few minutes to make some major announcements with its brand new Nexus 6 smartphone, the Nexus 9 tablet, and a surprise new Nexus Player. The companies first Android TV device. Rumors had confirmed the smartphone and tablet, but the Player was a surprise unveiling. Along with the Nexus 9 tablet, […]

Android TV Coming to Battle the Apple TV, Fire TV & Xbox One

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Google is once again trying to enter the living room with an all-in-one gaming and entertainment solution. But, as its name suggests, Google is leaving the extras behind and building an Apple TV and Fire TV competitor with its Android mobile operating system. Google announced the new operating system for televisions and set-top boxes earlier […]

Apple TV vs Android TV: What You Need to Know

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Google announced and unveiled Android TV today at the company’s annual Google I/O developers conference. Essentially, Android TV is Google’s replacement for Google TV, which eventually died out over the last couple of years. Android TV also looks to be a direct competitor to the Apple TV, Roku, and other set-top streaming boxes out on […]

Google’s Android TV to Join the Set Top Box Madness

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Google really wants to get TV. Just like everyone else, Google wants your eyeballs on content you view on your TV piping through its servers. Google has brought out several new revolutions from Chromecast to Google TV, which was a revolution that died before any barricades could even be erected. Now it looks to be […]

Android 4.4 KitKat Now Rumored to Target TVs

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Smartphone owners hoping that Google’s forthcoming Android 4.4 KitKat release will bring new features to mobile devices may be in for an unwelcomed surprise as the latest rumors suggest that the newest chocolate build of Android will be targeted to the larger screen of the television. According to Korean language ET News, the latest Google OS […]

Android TV Represents the Next Evolution of Google TV

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As Google is ramping up its efforts to compete in the living room space against Apple TV and various gaming consoles such as the Sony PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox franchise, Google may be dropping the Google TV branding in favor of Android TV. This would at least create a unified OS branding where Android could […]