Google TV 2.0 update hits Sony devices, Logitech Revue next

Oct 31, 2011
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Google TV 2.0 update hits Sony devices, Logitech Revue next

As promised late last week, Google has begun rolling out its version 2.0 Google TV update to Sony Internet TV devices today. The over-the-air update began showing up this morning for Sony Google TV devices and should roll out to Logitech Revue units soon. The update brings a completely revamped Google TV interface now powered by Android 3.1 Honeycomb.

The major overhaul of Google TV was announced back at I/O 2011, when the company revealed that it would rebuild the platform on Android 3.1 Honeycomb and integrate Android Market. Developers will now be able to create apps that will work for both Android tablets as well as Google TV. They can also develop apps specifically for the Google TV format.

Google has said that 50 developers have been preparing titles for the platform and there's already a good list of Google TV specific apps available, including CNBC, CNN Money, Fox Business, Pandora, Napster, and Twitter. However, apps that require GPS or cellular connections, obviously will not be available to Google TV, although most existing apps can be easily ported over.

[via Android Community]


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