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 […]

Nexus Q Revival Unlikely On Google I/O Anniversary

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The fate of the Nexus Q still remains in limbo as sources say there are no plans at the time to bring the music streaming device out of dormancy at this year’s Google I/O conference. Google I/O marks the year anniversary of when the Nexus Q was initially introduced. Since it debuted, Google had shelved […]

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 […]

Apple Rumored to Wed iRing Controller to iTV, Coming This Year

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Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White speculates that Apple will introduce its much rumored iTV this year in a 60-inch screen size and would retail anywhere between $1500 and $2500. White says that a 50- and 55-inch variants may also be made available, likely to offer lower entry-level price points. Previous reports of the iTV […]

Samsung: Tablets Getting a Bigger Role in Living Room with Video Search

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At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Samsung promoted new capabilities and integration between tablets and HDTV. The South Korean Consumer Electronics manufacturer announced that it would be easier to have a multi-screen environment between tablets and TVs as well as the ability to search and discover new video content by using a tablet […]

Google Close to Unloading Motorola’s TV Business

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One of my hopes when Google had announced that it was acquiring smartphone-maker Motorola Mobility in a deal valued at $12.5 billion was that Google now has a credible hardware platform in the form of Motorola cable boxes to leverage its emerging Google TV offering. However, as we had reported earlier this year, Google is […]