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Logitech runs out of Revue Google TV units, plans Harmony remote update

Logitech runs out of Revue Google TV units, plans Harmony remote update

Logitech reported its fiscal Q3 2012 earnings today and revealed that it has officially sold out of the discontinued Logitech Revue box, closing its doors on Google TV. The company may return in the future, but is certainly calling it quits for now, taking a massive $90 million loss on the failed Google TV initiative.

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SlingPlayer for Logitech Revue Google TV STB officially released

SlingPlayer for Logitech Revue Google TV STB officially released

Sling has released SlingPlayer for the Logitech Revue, allowing all owners of the Google TV set-top box to access its media streaming app and placeshift content locally or remotely. Announced back in July - and opened up for a closed beta at the same time - the app requires a Slingbox SOLO or Slingbox PRO-HD as well as a minimum of a 600 Kbps connection if you're content with standard definition video.

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Logitech Revue Google TV 2.0: Have you got it yet?

Logitech Revue Google TV 2.0: Have you got it yet?

Logitech pushed out the Google TV 2.0 update to its Logitech Revue set-top box this week, upgrading the smart TV adapter with Android Market access, a revised UI and more. The update, based now on Android 3.1, arrived on the SlashGear Revue - which we reviewed, in first-gen form, all the way back in November 2010 - this weekend; has your Revue been revised yet?

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Logitech Revue Google TV 2.0 update goes live

Logitech Revue Google TV 2.0 update goes live

Logitech has begun pushing out the Google TV 2.0 update for the Logitech Revue, adding a refreshed UI, more comprehensive searching and - perhaps most importantly - Android Market access to the set-top box. Arriving as an automatic update, the Revue Android 3.1 update was announced as in the pipeline in late October, and is now finally in the wild, Logitech has confirmed.

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Google TV 2.0 update hits Sony devices, Logitech Revue next

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.

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Logitech Revue’s new packaging claims Android 3.1 Honeycomb and Android Market

Logitech Revue’s new packaging claims Android 3.1 Honeycomb and Android Market

New packaging for the Logitech Revue has leaked and it now sports a sticker claiming that the Google TV set-top box now comes with Android 3.1 Honeycomb and Android Market. This along with the recently leaked screenshots of the new interface suggests that the long promised Google TV update should be just around the corner.

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Logitech dumps Revue to $99 amid dire Q2: loses $30m and CEO

Logitech dumps Revue to $99 amid dire Q2: loses $30m and CEO

Logitech has reported $30m in losses for Q2 2011 [pdf link], further slashed the price of its Revue Google TV box in a desperate grab at an uninterested public, and lost its CEO who has bowed out amid the company's dreary financial showing. Moving forward, the Revue will be just $99 as Logitech attempts to "remove price as barrier to broad consumer acceptance"; meanwhile, company chairman Guerrino De Luca is resuming his former role as CEO after Gerald P. Quindlen stepped down.

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Logitech Revue price slashed to $200 in Ice Cream Sandwich aftermath

Logitech Revue price slashed to $200 in Ice Cream Sandwich aftermath

We've just been talking about Amazon's competitive pricing, and now the retailer has shown its hand again. The Logitech Revue, one of the first Google TV set-top boxes to reach the market, has seen its sticker slashed from $300 to $199.99, a sensible move given popular opinion was that the STB was always too expensive for its own good.

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Logitech admits just $5m in Google TV profits; hopes “next-gen” will save it

Logitech admits just $5m in Google TV profits; hopes “next-gen” will save it

Logitech has confirmed a mere $5m in sales of its Google TV product range, centered around the first STB for the Android-based project, the Logitech Revue. Revealed in the company's recent financial report [pdf link], the sluggish sales were accompanied by a slump in Harmony universal remote profits, despite overall sales being up.

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EFO Wireless Google TV keyboard/remote ideal for Logitech Revue

EFO Wireless Google TV keyboard/remote ideal for Logitech Revue

We were reasonably impressed by Logitech's Revue when we reviewed the Google TV STB last year, but one of our main concerns was how living room friendly the standard wireless keyboard remote was. Logitech will happily sell you its mini controller, but at $129 it's a whole lot more expensive than EFO's wireless Google TV keyboard.

Video demo after the cut

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Dear Logitech: The Revue Is Overpriced

Dear Logitech: The Revue Is Overpriced

I’m a firm believer in Google TV. I think the platform has more promise than any other software running on set-top boxes today. With the right vision and some fulfilment on promises Google has made in the past, I think it’s quite possible for the company’s platform to entirely change the way we enjoy entertainment in the living room.

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The Daily Slash: January 21 2011

The Daily Slash: January 21 2011

First order of business, we need a writer! Take a peek at the SlashGear Tech Writer Wanted! post and pass it on if you know someone slick! And make sure they or you are as dedicated to writing as this man is to Verizon, because that's what SlashGear loves! There is one thing SlashGear doesn't love though, and that's lawsuits - Android Faces Massive Lawsuit at Hands of Oracle and Verizon Files for Appeal on Net Neutrality Light - nasty stuff. On a lovelier note, Angry Birds Valentine's Day Edition was announced today! And do you love updates? How about updates to your beloved Nexus S, Nexus One, and Samsung Vibrant? All the updates in the world today, and MORE here on The Daily Slash!

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