Android TV

ASUS Nexus Player makes GFX Bench appearance, first Android TV?

Google has announced at this year’s IO Developer’s Conference that it was working on an Android OS for smart TVs and set-top boxes which will be called Android TV. This will launch presumably side-by-side Android L, the company’s newest operating system. Recently, a device called the ASUS Nexus Player showed up at GFX Bench, giving fuel to rumors that this could be the first Android TV device.

Android TV ADT-1 dev kits start shipping to developers

To prepare the new Android sub-platform for its first actual launch later this year, Google has started sending the ADT-1 Android TV preview kit to would-be app developers. This will hopefully ensure that by the time Android finally makes its way to the living room, there won't be a dearth of apps, games and content that could steal the thunder from this new device category.

Android TV apps now available, months before actual TV

Just hours after the major announcement at the Google I/O conference that the Android TV will be coming to the market this fall, there are now several apps available at the Google Play Store specifically for the reboot of the Google TV. But since the only units available right now are the developer kits that are on display at the conference, all you can do is explore and anticipate how the TV would fit into your digital lifestyle.

Android powered Smart TV Box from Satechi announced

Satechi has announced their Android powered Smart TV Box, which they call “the ideal solution for users who want to stream digital media onto their televisions.” The newest Android device for the living room has some decent features, and an attractive price point. It also ticks one major box for Android fans, offering something that is fast becoming a necessity.

Google aiming to offer online TV service

It looks like Google is considering making an entrance into the internet TV world by offering traditional TV programming to online subscribers with a new streaming service. This isn't the first time we've heard of big hitters trying to join this front, but today the Wall Street Journal is reporting Google's been pitching their plan to big media companies in hopes of securing some deals.
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