Google TV Rolls Out Android 3.2

google_tv_logoGoogle TV is now a part of Android Honeycomb 3.2.  A new update was released last week to allow Google TV to go Android in keeping with Google's promise earlier this month to release frequent updates.  This is the latest update that will happen before Android 4 is provided to users.  The new software is [...]

Frequent TV Upgrades Planned by Google

google_tv_logoGoogle has stated that its most recent television version will be receiving yearly software updates, in addition to voice search and customized suggestions. Google said that it is intending to update its Google TV software by the end of 2012, incorporating new content as well as more customized recommendations and keeping its yearly software upgrade plan.  [...]

Does the TV Industry Really Hate Google TV?

Google TV Presentation - Credit: magerleagues on FlickrOver the weekend, during Eric Schmidt's Q&A at MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival on the 27th, new details came out  -- beyond Google TV entering the European market in early 2012 -- that Google TV will be announcing a few new hardware partners alongside Sony and Logitech. "Wait shortly for an announcement," said Schmidt. Interestingly, the outlet [...]

Google’s Eric Schmidt Tells the British Television Establishment: It’s Time to ‘Think Beyond the TV Box’

Eric Schmidt Speaking at 2011 MGEITFEarlier today, Google's former CEO, Eric Schmidt addressed the crowd at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival as the keynote speaker. We all knew he was going to bring up Google TV at some point, but the MacTaggart Lecture hit on many of the opportunities — he felt — the UK television industry and regulators [...]

Google Finally Lets Loose Its Google TV Add-on for Android App Development

Google TV Honeycomb Beta Preview Android MarketColor me surprised. We knew Google had design guidelines for HTML5-based apps optimized for Google TV. And the company talked a good game at Google I/O this past May about how future Android apps will recognize and reformat themselves on the fly for large TV displays. Well, today we're learning that Google has finally given [...]

Sony Takes Logitech’s Cue and Reduces Prices of Its HDTVs Powered by Google TV

Sony NSX-24GT with RemoteIn a not too surprising move, Sony has decided to reduce their Sony Internet TV models by up to $440. Folks can now purchase the 24-inch model for $295, the 32-inch for $498, the 40-inch for $723, and the 46-inch for $961 (originally $1,399.99) at Amazon with free shipping. According to StreamingMediaBlog.com, who spoke with [...]

Sneak Peek: Beta Version of Google TV Honeycomb

Google TV Honeycomb Beta Preview HomescreenGod, what has Google done?! I'm trying to reserve judgement here since this is a hacked Beta version, which probably lacks the polish the final release will provide, but it's difficult. People have often complained that Honeycomb on the tablet is more PC-like than it should be. Now, we've got an overly complex — or should [...]

On Second Thought… Logitech’s Revue Price Reduction May Be a Brilliant Move

iFixit Logitech Revue TeardownI may have been a little harsh when I learned that Logitech decided to reduce the price of their Revue with Google TV device to $99 -- noting that it's been a bad seller and has cost the company financially the past couple quarters. Like everyone else I'm a little disappointed by the progress Google has made with [...]