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Google planning Moto-powered Android iPhone attack tip insiders

Google planning Moto-powered Android iPhone attack tip insiders

Google is planning to directly challenge Apple with an in-house smartphone and tablet business built on Motorola Mobility's manufacturing heft, insiders claim, evolving the Nexus program into a true, own-branded range of Android hardware. Although it originally saw Motorola as a patent source, so two sources tell Business Insider, Google "has come to realize that it wants to follow Apple's lead when it comes to smartphone and tablet computer development." However, it faces growing resentment from Android OEMs.

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Philips: Smart TV has 60% daily use rate

Philips: Smart TV has 60% daily use rate

Smart TV has long been seen as the technology that cried wolf: internet-enabled sets that, while promising the web on your big screen, have yet to deliver quite as slick an experience as on a tablet or notebook on your lap. Not so, Philips co-subsidiary TP Vision says. In fact, of their smart TV owners, over 60-percent supposedly use those smart TV features daily.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 11, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 11, 2012

Happy Wednesday, everyone. It's April 11 and it's time to take a look at the stories that made heads turn in the world of tech today. Or, at least, the stories that made eyes roll, like this - Verizon upgrade fee last to the party. Yep, now on all carriers you'll have to pay more to get the newest technology. Speaking of new technologies, LG Google TV 2.0 takes on future Apple TV this week. And in other Google news, Google+ refresh triggers social fury.

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LG Google TV 2.0 takes on future Apple TV this week

LG Google TV 2.0 takes on future Apple TV this week

In what might be a surprise move for many not following extremely closely LG's involvement in the Google TV platform, the manufacturer has been tipped this week as coming with Google TV 2.0 to the USA as soon as this weekend. A report coming from Shinhan Investment Corporation in Korea, LG will be bringing their 3D LED TV model to the states in two sizes: 47-inch and 55-inch, with prices set at or around $1600 and $2100 USD respectively in online outlets. This move is said by Shinhan to perhaps be in anticipation of an Apple TV Smart TV set release later this year.

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LG sets date for Voice Control Smart TV

LG sets date for Voice Control Smart TV

Today LG has announced that the Voice Control feature for their current line of Smart TVs will be activated by the end of April. This update will include all Smart TVs working with the Magic Remote, demonstrated in near full working order earlier this year at CES. These vivid, gigantic, and otherwise spectacularly impressive Smart TV units will soon have you asking if they'll please head to your favorite station to watch all your Thursday shows with great ease!

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Google TV tipped for European launch in September

Google TV tipped for European launch in September

If you’re desperately in love with the idea of Google TV, but haven’t been able to get in on the action due to being confined to Europe, then there’s good news. According to a new report, Google plans to bring Google TV based products to Europe starting from September. Sony is planning to bring two products, although there’s no word on if other Google TV partners will be supplying their own wares.

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Google TV gets international apps (but still no international sales)

Google TV gets international apps (but still no international sales)

Google has highlighted a fresh batch of Google TV apps for international content, despite the fact that so far the smart TV platform itself is still limited to the US market only. Al Jazeera, Euronews, IslamBox and PPTV all get a name-check on Google's official TV blog, offering a mixture of live shows, breaking news and video-on-demand. However, Google is yet to confirm when, exactly, we can expect international availability to go with the international content.

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Under 1 million Google TV devices in use tips Google data

Under 1 million Google TV devices in use tips Google data

We all know that Google TV didn't do well in the marketplace. Some of that failure wasn't necessarily Google's fault. The content most people hope to watch using the devices was blocked such as Hulu and the ability to stream content from network TV websites. That said some of the fault was certainly the fault of the hardware devices that were out there such as the Logitech Revue and the software. Google's own data has tipped that there is a very small number of Google TV devices actually in use.

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Google looks to hardware to save Google Music tip insiders

Google looks to hardware to save Google Music tip insiders

Google is counting on its own-brand home entertainment hardware to revive interest in Google Music, which according to sources has left the search giant and its label partners disappointed in initial user adoption. Although Google Music has only been operational for around three months and so concerns are not yet too serious sources, insiders close to the talks tell CNET that Google is expecting demand to leap when it outs an "array of consumer devices."

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