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Google TV 2.0 launched with Apps; New hardware promised

Google TV 2.0 launched with Apps; New hardware promised

Google has officially launched its Google TV 2.0 update, promising that those with Sony Google TV hardware should see the upgrade early next week and those with Logitech's Revue "shortly thereafter." The new version, now based on Android 3.1 Honeycomb, brings  a simplified interface to the smart TV platform, along with boosted search and YouTube playback, in addition to the long-awaited Android Market access, albeit with some caveats. Meanwhile, Google also says it has new hardware news incoming, including broader chipset support.

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Google TV to get TV Everywhere with TNT and TBS apps inbound

Google TV to get TV Everywhere with TNT and TBS apps inbound

Google TV is set to launch a new version of its offerings later this year. The new version of the Google TV software will bring with it some new features including a TV Everywhere service that will give you access to full-length shows if you are a paying cable customer and can prove it. The system will force the watchers to enter their cable TV credentials.

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Netgear “evaluating” Google TV but “it’s not there yet”

Netgear “evaluating” Google TV but “it’s not there yet”

Netgear has confirmed to SlashGear that it is evaluating Google TV as a potential next avenue for the company's media streaming plans, but has admitted that "as a platform it's not there yet." Speaking to us regarding the launch of the NeoTV streamer earlier today, Netgear argued that Google TV boxes address, at around the $200 mark, a different segment to the sub-$80 NeoTV. However, that doesn't mean the Android-based platform is off the table.

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Google willing to spend big on Hulu

Google willing to spend big on Hulu

Google apparently really wants to buy premium video site Hulu. According to AllThingsD, sources familiar with the situation suggest that Google is willing to spend big for Hulu, proposing an acquisition that's much larger in scale than what's been offered by the other contenders. Google also seems to be asking for a lot more than what Hulu has put on the table.

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Google TV Inevitable, Eric Schmidt Says Why [Video]

Google TV Inevitable, Eric Schmidt Says Why [Video]

While we've all heard whispers of the mysterious entity known as Google TV over the past year or so, but just this week we've heard the main man, Google chairman Eric Schmidt, speak what he believes the future of the platform will be. Mister Schmidt spoke the MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, speaking broadly to broadcasters all over the land, warning them not to be left in the dust as internet connectivity becomes the must-have of any television-like entertainment system of the future. Watch his entire lecture on the subject below.

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