OnLive has announcedi a new cloud gaming app for Google TV, effectively bringing console-class games to the smart TV platform. Initially starting with an OnLive Viewer app for Google TV, allowing you to spectate in ongoing games and take advantage of the social interaction features, a full version supporting gameplay is in the pipeline.
Welcome to this week's edition of the SlashGear Week in Review. There was lots of goings on in the tech world as usual so let's get to it. Suppliers have tipped that the PS4 production will begin in late 2011 with a 2012 launch. It's been a long time now since the PS3 hit the market and with a new Nintendo console coming are sure to see new consoles from other gaming firms coming.
New hope for the Nokia and Microsoft partnership came this week with the unveiling of the N9 MeeGo handset and the Windows Phone Mango version of it dubbed the "Sea Ray." The N950 sports a similar styling but will have a larger screen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and be deemed a developer-only device. All in all, a positive week in developments for Nokia, but not so much for RIM. The BlackBerry maker began layoffs this week and further cut back sales estimates of the PlayBook tablet.
More affordable Android tablets are starting to crop up, with the most recent being the Acer Iconia Tab A100. It's the 7-inch little brother to the 10-inch Acer Iconia A500, which we've reviewed and spent some time with. The A100 was slated to arrive back in May, but got delayed possibly due to incompatibility issues of Android Honeycomb with the smaller 7-inch screen. But whatever the problem was, it seems to have been worked out because tags for the tablet have been spotted today at Walmart.
Hope everyone had a great Father's Day weekend. We had a Toshiba TV giveaway for this special occasion and the winner will be announced anytime now. I kept it short for this week's roundup video, which touches on the new Google search features, some Apple news, tablets just out or coming soon, a few smartphone developments, and a bit of bad news from RIM. For the full list and video, continue after the cut.
Google's projects seem to inevitably fall into one of two camps: either they're runaway successes, like Gmail or Chrome, or dismal failures, like Wave. Teetering on the edge right now is Google TV, the company's push for the living room which launched with a bang last year, maintained just enough momentum to reach the holidays, and then fell well short of the CES 2011 splash we'd expected. Call it a reboot, call it a refresh or call it a desperate resuscitation, Google TV is in dire need of some retuning.
What a week! While a few of us on the R3 crew were rolling around in different parts of the world that weren't Vegas, the bulk were rolling hard at CES 2011! The Consumer Electronics Show had blasts of this, slips of that, and a wacky array of stories and happenings that shall forever go down in the history books as a CES to be clicked with! How ever in the world will we organize all of this information? How about one big monster of a list of links, for starters? Who could we call for such a tast, hm? So much exclusive content, so much time time - I know! The Daily Slash! Get one of the biggest heaping helpings you've ever seen, below!
This isn't the first and it isn't going to be the last roundup post of CES news and info for this season. It's one big thwack. Comb with me, if you will, through the content and devour the ingredients. Joy! PREVIEW: my favorite is the Notion Ink Adam hands-on at CES 2011 - wowie!
During CES 2011, ShowStoppers is one area where companies come together, set up their booths, and start selling their latest and greatest gadgets and devices. OnLive was present at the show, setting up their MicroConsole for display, and showing off how the online gaming service works in real time.
OnLive has slashed pricing on its MicroConsole TV adapter, discounting the streaming gaming device to $66 for the duration of CES 2011. Meanwhile, the company is also demonstrating the incoming SRS 5.1 Surround Sound upgrade, which is expected to arrive as a free update to all OnLive users early in 2011.
IT HAS BEGUN! We are less than... 12 hours away from the biggest electronics and tech show of the year. Oh man is it CES? Yes it is. We're there, we're all pumped up, and we're about to give you such a coverage as you have never seen. You'd better get just as pumped up as we are about this. On the other hand, it's time to get eternally fearful like Evan, who columns My First CES, & Why I’m Scared Out of my Mind. Next, check out Chris Davies' column by the name of CES 2011: The Tablet Reboot. Don Reisinger brings up a find column point on I’m Bored With Nintendo’s First-Party Games. And take a peek at one gigantoric monster desktop replacement notebook review of the HP ENVY 17 3D Review by yours truly. And just SEE if you can sleep, just SEE if you can get a wink of sleep now that you know CES is tomorrow, starting bright and early. Morning time. CES. Be there. Be here.