Google TV can now support acceleration on hardware. It makes the apps more effective in appearance. The feeds can also support live streaming via HTTP. It will help certain types of videos, such as HTML5, to be streamed. It also makes media streaming better because of the updated platform.
Google announced an update to the way Google TV identifies channels, making it easier for app developers to work with their own EPGs. Chrome browser is also getting an uplift regarding Google TV.
At the moment there are only rumors with regards to the Android 4 platform. However, it seems likely that in the next year it will be available just like the new update Android 3.2. For owners of Sony products such as tablets, it can be easier to take one’s home network on the road. Any show you might be in the middle of at home can be taken with you on a Sony tablet device, as Google TV is setup for all internet portals. Fans of Google TV are certainly going to gain in coming months, once the Android platform is announced. There has already been an announcement that more apps will be available for the Android 3.2 version.
Tags: Android, Android Honeycomb, Google TV, HTML5, Sony
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