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Google’s big IO mistake: Nexus Q

Google’s big IO mistake: Nexus Q

Jelly Bean, a Nexus tablet, even skydiving Google Glass: the Google IO keynote very nearly had it all, but the company's decision to leave Google TV off the agenda in favor of the Nexus Q was a low. The zinc Epcot of Android was billed as a communal media player, and its presence on stage when Google TV was conspicuously absent undoubtedly led to confusion as to what its exact purpose was, especially given streaming favorites like Netflix and Hulu are missing. Google TV had been, in the run-up to IO, one of the topics most people expected to see covered, and its omission does not bode well.

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I/O 2012 is Google TV’s last chance for a reboot

I/O 2012 is Google TV’s last chance for a reboot

Google I/O 2012 is almost upon us, and already Google TV is rallying for its second charge at the smart TV segment. Sony and Vizio have each revealed their Google TV set-top boxes, throwing hardware up for pre-order, and while Android tablets are expected to dominate the search giant's keynotes this week, there's likely to be at least a little time spared for the company's TV strategy. It's vital it does, too; sparse updates to the Apple TV in its third-generation has given Google a window in which to act, but it's an opportunity that's rapidly expiring.

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Vizio Co-Star offers Google TV and OnLive for $99.99

Vizio Co-Star offers Google TV and OnLive for $99.99

Back at CES 2012, Vizio revealed that it wouldn’t just be pumping out affordable televisions but also Google TV set top boxes. One of the devices at the time held the uninspired VAP430 moniker, but the company has today announced that the box has officially launched, and is now called the Vizio Co-Star. The box uses the latest version of Google TV, features support for the full Chrome web browser as well as apps, and has brought OnLive along for the ride too.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: June 25, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: June 25, 2012

This morning we're getting prepped for a week that's going to be full to the brim with no less than the latest and the greatest in Google development news, as Google I/O 2012 starts on Wednesday! Look for a spattering of news bits surrounding the events starting with no less than a leak of the tablet we'll likely see popping up for all - Nexus style. Meanwhile Microsoft will be going big with Microsoft Connected Car plans for the near future with Kinect, Windows Phone 8, and the cloud.

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Google TV arrives in the UK

Google TV arrives in the UK

Google will finally be bringing Google TV and associated hardware devices to the UK. Google and Sony say that pre-orders for the NSZ-GS7 Internet Player should begin today, with devices shipping in the middle of July. Sony will also be offering Google TV on one of its new Blu-ray players, the NSZ-GP9. Both will allow you to take advantage of Google TV features, including full internet browsing with Chrome, Android apps, and YouTube playback.

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Sony NSZ-GS7 takes 2nd try at Google TV on July 22 for $199

Sony NSZ-GS7 takes 2nd try at Google TV on July 22 for $199

Sony has confirmed pricing and availability for its second-gen Google TV range, throwing open pre-orders for the smart TV kit on the eve of Google I/O 2012. The Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Player will go up for pre-order today priced at $199, with shipping expected from July 22 in the US. Meanwhile, the NSZ-GP9 Internet Blu-ray player will arrive in time for the holiday season, priced at $299. Both come with a redesigned remote that aims to cut down on the button confusion of the first-gen hardware.

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SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: June 23, 2012

SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: June 23, 2012

Happy Saturday, everyone. It's the first weekend of summer so hopefully you're taking advantage of it. But if you want to take a break from the sun and check out this week's tech news, that's cool too. Here's what made news this week -  Google CEO Larry Page loses voice, to miss I/O. And moving right along, HTC teases own Siri-like voice assistant app. And for the gamer aficianados out there, how’s this? Mass Effect 3 new ending hits June 26.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 19, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 19, 2012

Happy Wednesday, everyone. Do you know whose birthday it is today? Yours truly. But that's neither here nor there; let's get to today's top tech stories. For starters, an update on the MacBook Pro - LG supplying Retina Display for new MacBook Pro. And moving onto mobile news for a moment, T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S III priced, launching in two phases. And here's some news for the gamers out there - Tencent buys minority stake in Epic Games.

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SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: June 9, 2012

SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: June 9, 2012

Happy Saturday, everyone. Are you enjoying your weekend? Would you like to spice it up with a bundle of this week's top technology stories? Then what a coincidence - that's exactly what we have for you. First up, a social network that is playing damage control – LinkedIn hack update includes no unauthorized access. Moving on from there, another corporate firestorm – Oracle ordered to pay Google’s legal fees. And if you have any interest in Google TV, check out – Android 4.0 Google TV gets AirPlay-like movie streaming.

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