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 […]

Google ‘Nexus TV’ Launch Rumored for Early 2014

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This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about Google trying to take over the living room, not to mention a few failed products like the Nexus Q and, dare we say it, the entire Google TV idea. According to a new rumor the fight for our living room content is about to heat up even […]

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 […]

Chromecast Support May Come to Google TV

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Google may bring Chromecast support to its Google TV operating system, according to the company’s representatives. In an email sent to technology blog Neowin, Google says that it hopes to add the ability to communicate with Google Cast enabled apps to devices running the Google TV operating system. “Chromecast offers an alternative solution to existing […]

Microsoft Already Building Apple TV Competitor

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According to the latest report from the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft may be leveraging its Xbox entertainment division to build a media streaming box for the living room to compete against Apple TV and Google TV set-top boxes. The report says that Microsoft already has working prototypes available, though it’s unclear if Microsoft will commercialize this […]

Asus Cube Google TV Ships With AirPlay

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Asus’ new Google TV device, the Asus Cube, comes with a version of AirPlay thanks to and included app that has experimental support for Apple’s codec. GTV Source spotted the feature in the new set-top box, saying the feature likely comes from the ViMu media player that’s pre-installed on the Asus Cube. The feature lets […]

Is Google Working with LG on Nexus TV?

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With rumors of Apple creating its own branded iTV HDTV unit, Google may be set to do the same thing with LG in developing a fully integrated Nexus TV. A Nexus TV would be a smart TV that may not rely on a separate, set-top box, like the Google TV boxes developed by Vizio and […]

FAVI SmartStick Google TV and Keyboard Review

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The FAVI SmartStick Google TV hooks to a TV using HDMI and takes up little more space than a USB flash drive. Paired with a FAVI SmartStick Keyboard Controller, it promises users a full Google TV experience in a tiny package. But do we really get a full Google TV experience in this small package? […]

Netflix and YouTube Launch DIAL To Combat AirPlay

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Netflix and YouTube have a new service called DIAL that will provide an open alternative to Apple’s AirPlay according to GigaOm. DIAL stands for Discover And Launch, and instead of mirroring the display from a mobile device on a TV like AirPlay, it focuses on using mobile devices to launch and control apps. Parts of […]

Google Working On AirPlay-like Feature for Android

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Google is working on its own open alternative to Apple’s AirPlay according to a GigaOm report. Google’s latest YouTube app for Android includes a wireless streaming feature that lets users stream videos directly to Google TV devices automatically. Google hopes to bring a similar feature to the whole of Android by working with manufacturers and […]

Android Falling Out of LG’s Favor On TV?

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It looks like LG, which had been a Google TV partner bringing the search giant’s mobile OS to its big HDTV screens, is now looking to switch allegiance and is favoring the Open webOS platform, which was born out of HP open-sourcing webOS post-Palm acquisition. Though webOS, which had debuted on the Palm Pre as […]

Google Updates Google TV With Access to Movies, Music, TV Shows

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Google has begun rolling out a software update for its Google TV technology, found within set top boxes and integrated in select TV sets, to give users access to more content. Specifically, the update now allows Google TV owners access to Google’s Play Store for movies, music, and TV shows. The over the air update […]

Google Looking to Shed Motorola’s Cable Box Business

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Google had acquired Motorola’s cable box business when it had begun the process of acquiring Motorola Mobility late last year to the tune of $12.5 billion largely for the smartphone-maker’s patent portfolio. As Google is restructuring its new hardware division, the Android OS-maker will be focusing Motorola’s efforts on creating high-end smartphones, and as such […]

Google TV Ignored In Favor of Google Nexus Q

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At the Google I/O 2012 Keynote, we heard nothing about Google TV despite some pre-keynote rumors. Instead they showed off an Apple TV-style device called Google Nexus Q. I hoped to hear something that would pump new life into Google TV, since I’m an owner of a Logitech Revue. I even planned to pull it […]

How to Watch the Google I/O 2012 Announcements Live

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Today, Google kicks off its Google I/O conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco at 9:30AM PST where the company is expected to not only announced the next version of Android but also unveil a new Nexus tablet device. Google typically provides interested consumers with a live stream of the event and Google I/O […]

Google I/O 2012: What to Expect

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Tomorrow, at the Moscone Center in San Fransisco, Google kicks off Google I/O, its annual developers conference. The conference will be full of workshops and sessions for developers but it will also play host to several expected announcements that will intrigue consumers as well. At 9:30am sharp, Google executives will take the stage and likely […]

Airtight Brings Airplay to Google TV

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A new Google TV app called Airtight will bring Airplay capabilities allowing your Apple phone to stream video to your Google TV set top box. The app, available on Google TV hardware via Android Market, will retail for $0.99. Right now, Airtight is still a bit rough and feels more like a beta than a […]