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Google TV ditches Intel for ARM

Google TV ditches Intel for ARM

Google TV is jumping from x86 to ARM-based chipsets, in the hope of reducing power consumption, noise and price of the set-top boxes, after the first generation of the platform failed to set the smart TV world alight. Chipset manufacturer Marvell has announced that its ARMADA 1500 HD "Foresight" SoC will be at the heart of the new Google TV STBs, an HD/3D capable chip that can simultaneously decode two 1080p streams in addition to performing SD-to-HD upscaling.

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Airtight app brings Apple’s AirPlay to Google TV

Airtight app brings Apple’s AirPlay to Google TV

A new app called Airtight has just been released to the Android Market that promises to enable your Google TV to receive content via Apple's AirPlay wireless streaming technology. This appears to be the first time that a Google device is able to receive video streams via AirPlay rather than just transmitting content to other AirPlay enabled hardware.

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Apple is tops in the connected set-top box market

Apple is tops in the connected set-top box market

The internet connected set-top box market isn't exactly the hottest market in the tech world right now, but it is doing decently. There have been some notable failures in this market such as the Logitech Revue set-top box that was discontinued with no replacement coming after interest in the device wasn't there. Much of the issue with that product was the price for the capability offered. According to Strategy Analytics, the clear leader in the connected set-top box market is Apple.

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Samsung Google TVs coming 2012

Samsung Google TVs coming 2012

Samsung has reconfirmed it is working on Google TV products, with the Korean company's TV division chief confirming that the sets would be revealed at an event in 2012. TV department president Yoon Boo-keun revealed the ongoing negotiations this week, Reuters reports, as well as insisting that the Samsung Google TV products would "differ from those of competitors" in an unspecified way.

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Google TV “Fishtank” program leaks Android 3.1 smart TV details

Google TV “Fishtank” program leaks Android 3.1 smart TV details

Google has been running a clandestine Google TV 2.0 "Fishtank" program since Google I/O in early May 2011, giving a small number of developers early access to beta versions of the next-gen smart TV platform. According to Geek's source, less than fifty developers have been included in the Fishtank, each receiving an Intel CE4100 reference design STB running a heavily modified version of Android 3.1 with Google TV specific adaptations.

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What’s Google TV’s Key Selling Point?

What’s Google TV’s Key Selling Point?

At the I/O Conference this week, Google said that it will be bringing Android 3.1 to Google TV later this year. In addition, the company said that developers will finally have the SDK they need to start delivering Google TV-based applications.

For those who currently own Google TV-based devices, like the Logitech Revue, that’s good news. Right now, those folks are using a platform that, by and large, has done little to justify its price. Worst of all, for months, it seemed that Google had turned its back on the platform, allowing it to languish on store shelves.

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Refreshed Google TV to miss Google IO, debut for holiday 2011?

Refreshed Google TV to miss Google IO, debut for holiday 2011?

Google TV may be faltering, but we'll have to wait longer than next week's Google IO conference in order to see the search giant's proposal for fixing it. That's the latest murmur from the rumor machine, with AllThingsD hearing from their insider sources that while Google will be holding a session for developers wanting to code TV-friendly apps at IO 2011, the actual reveal of the refreshed Google TV - and, indeed, the launch of the Android Market for Google TV - "won't be announced until sometime in the coming months."

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Samsung tips massive Smart TV attack in 2012 but Google TV still MIA

Samsung tips massive Smart TV attack in 2012 but Google TV still MIA

2011 could well be the year of smart TV, with Samsung targeting 30- to 40-percent penetration of sets with streaming media, internet access and integration with mobile devices worldwide. According to Taipei Times, Samsung Taiwan president Moon Sung-hyun made the prediction during a Taiwan launch of a new range of LCD sets, over 90-percent of which were smart TV enabled; however, it's unclear if Samsung intends to push ahead with its own, home-grown smart TV platform, or look to a branded rival like Google TV

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