Google TV coming to Ice Cream [Rumor]

April 3, 2011
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There's yet another rumor flying around about Android's Ice Cream flavor. Back at Mobile World Congress, Google's outgoing CEO Eric Schmidt said Ice Cream would incorporate elements of both Gingerbread and Honeycomb for the smartphone platform. Now, it seems the rumor mill has thrown Google TV into the mix as well. The idea comes from the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) Code Branch and there's talk that an announcement may come to Google IO this year.

There is also talk that this is why Google has refused to released Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) into the open source community. The drum beats of fragmentation plus the recent malware scares seem to be making Google gun shy, as they're not only holding Honeycomb close to the vest, but there's also talk that Google may be locking down Android altogether.

The idea is that with Google TV, Tablets and Smartphones having the same basic code, then it becomes far easier to update and hence, combat the fragmentation issue. It would also free up Google to focus on one product - the Android Open Source Project. But the real question is, will all of this put Google TV in the spotlight where Google intended it to be all along?

[via PhanDroid]


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  • http://www.myvouchercodes.co.uk online shopping uk

    Not so much concerned about Google TV right now as I am a cloud music service. My crap is everywhere, I want some organization. Google TV will be great in the future but definitely should not trump a cloud music service.

  • http://www.topgutscheincode.de/ Gutscheincode

    Great idea. I am using Google TV and I feel like I pretty much wasted $300 on a device that does little more than my Blurry player. And google really need to work with ChromeOS which I’ve been using on the CR-48.

  • Frank Bales

    I’m in the same boat. In fact, I’ve thought about using my Logitech Revue as a boat anchor since it’s not much good for anything else. I don’t blame Logitech, though, I blame Google. They damaged their credibility with me with the Google TV fiasco. I actually expected a product that would allow me to watch TV programs–stupid me.

    Frank

  • Frank Bales

    I’m in the same boat. In fact, I’ve thought about using my Logitech Revue as a boat anchor since it’s not much good for anything else. I don’t blame Logitech, though, I blame Google. They damaged their credibility with me with the Google TV fiasco. I actually expected a product that would allow me to watch TV programs–stupid me.

    Frank

    • Mike

      I have Google TV and my family and I really enjoy it.