Google TV

Sony NSZ-GU1 seen in FCC filing, shows Chromecast inspiration

Despite the fame, or recent infamy, of Google's Chromecast device, there are still steadfast fans of the older and more established Google TV platform, not only among users but also among manufacturers like LG and Sony. And it seems that latter has one such device in the works. But we can't help but be reminded of the Chromecast when looking at it.

Chromecast is not the end of Google TV

Google announced the Chromecast yesterday. The Chromecast is a $35 dongle that will allow the user to wirelessly stream audio and video from their smartphone, tablet or laptop to their HDTV. This setup certainly looks like it has its advantages. One being the ease of use, but that aside, this announcement did cause some to worry about the future of another Google product -- Google TV.

Why Chromecast is the future of Google TV

Google officially launched a new product today called the Chromecast. A small 2-inch HDMI WiFi dongle that will connect to our HDTVs, and take over the living room. Streaming anything and everything right from our favorite devices. Instead of having a complicated device with clunky remotes and keyboards like most Google TV options, the Chromecast is a simple and cheap alternative that everyone can use. Read on to see why this is the future of internet TV all by Google.

Sony NSZ-GS8 Google TV set for release in July

Sony has officially announced their latest Google TV device. The model is called the NSZ-GS8 "Internet Player with Google TV" and availability is set to begin in July. With the GS8 in mind, this model is similar to the already available GS7, though there is one new feature worth mentioning. While the NSZ-GS8 is a full-featured Google TV box, one of the nicer perks comes with the remote control.

Google TV update will bring Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

Google TV wasn't mentioned during the keynote today, however there is some related news. Following the keynote, Google announced that Google TV would be getting an update. The update will be arriving sometime in the "coming months" and will bring Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean along with the latest version of Chrome. Aside from simply announcing a new update, Google also released some details about future updates including those from TV OEM partners.

ASUS Cube Google TV availability pegged for April 24

ASUS originally unveiled the Qube Google TV set-top box back in January during CES. At the time they offered some details, but left the pricing and availability as a mystery. Since then though, we have heard very little about the Qube. That is, until now. It seems the ASUS Qube is going to be available rather soon, except as of now it seems to have been rebranded as the ASUS Cube.
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