According to a report out of The Verge, Google is taking a 2nd swing (or is a 3rd?) at taking over your TV experience with a product called Android TV. Notes and screenshots from this report seem to paint the picture of Amazon’s newly announced Fire TV, but with Google powering it. In other words, it sounds like another box to hook up to your TV that has access to all of the major movie, TV and music streaming services, with a big poster-like UI, and a simple approach. Yes, another one. (more…)
According to a recent article from GigaOm, an unnamed executive currently working for a manufacturer that partners closely with Google to bring Google TV to the masses, says that Google TV as a brand might be dying soon. Instead, Google will rebrand the platform as Android TV, and basically hopes that it sticks, then continues to grow to more living rooms across the globe.
Still in the market for a Google TV? Deals site Woot! is hosting a pretty good deal on the Sony NSZ-GS7, a year-old model of the company’s Google TV lineup. The boxes are new and not refurbished, still selling for around $150+ on Amazon and other e-retailers. With the box, you can access Google Play and many Android apps right from your HDTV, as well as control Netflix, Hulu and other content providers like that. (more…)
There is a ton of good stuff coming out of this year’s Google I/O, so while we take a break from the madness, let’s try to get you caught up on the happenings. Last night, an update was pushed out to Google Play Books, allowing for users to upload their own files such as PDFs and EPUBs. There is also a refreshed design for your library and table of contents pages. (more…)
One of the categories that was not discussed at length at last year’s Google I/O event was Google TV. Some took the lack of talks surrounding the platform as a sign that Google TV could be nearing its end, but according to the Google TV Developer G+ page, some news regarding the platform will most certainly be in attendance. (more…)