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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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Intel Pushes Cedar Trail/Oak Trail Chipsets for Tablets and Notebooks

Intel Pushes Cedar Trail/Oak Trail Chipsets for Tablets and Notebooks

At Google I/O this week, Google announced Android 3.1 to be officially released in June, giving us all hope that it will be more free with licensing the OS to tablet hardware vendors, and that we will see Honeycomb on more tablets. Google had previously only given licensing to Asustek, Acer, and Motorola for their tablets. Motorola has already updated the Xoom to 3.1. Google has also said that they will cooperate with Intel to get Oak Trail/Chrome or Cedar Trail/Chrome platforms for more Chromebooks.

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Google TV Gets Android Market And Android 3.1 Honeycomb

Google TV Gets Android Market And Android 3.1 Honeycomb

Google TV was announced at last year's Google I/O and launched last November but its excitement waned as its hardware was viewed as being pricey and its firmware not well integrated with the rest of Google's ecosystem. However, today's keynote at Google I/O 2011 brought some revelations that will likely breathe new life into Google TV.

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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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Logitech update for Revue Google TV box rolling out now

Logitech update for Revue Google TV box rolling out now

I was excited when the Logitech Review set top box for Google TV was first announced. At the time it was launched the device could stream all the cool video content that was online, including Hulu making it a very nice offering indeed. Shortly after that launch Hulu blocked Google TV users from being able to stream content for the website and then most of the large TV networks blocked Google TV as well making the device much less useful.

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How Google can save Google TV

How Google can save Google TV

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.

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Google recruiting User Experience Lead for Google TV apps

Google recruiting User Experience Lead for Google TV apps

Google is looking to recruit a new user experience lead, responsible for Google TV apps and the related SDK. According to the job description, the successful candidate will be "asked to pioneer new possibilities for web-based and Android application experiences on the platform and establish the patterns and standards used to develop great interactive experiences on Google TV." The new position follows speculation that Google plans to pull the Android AOSP for Google TV, Gingerbread for phones and Honeycomb for tablets into a single code base.

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Android Ice Cream to pull Google TV, phone & tablet strands into one

Android Ice Cream to pull Google TV, phone & tablet strands into one

Google's apparent Android Ice Cream intentions may be broader than a bowl of the cold stuff, according to the latest rumors. In fact, the search giant is tipped to merge the AOSP of not only Android 2.3 Gingerbread and 3.0 Honeycomb, says GTVSource's tipster, but Google TV as well, creating one single project for all three code bases. And, so the source continues, it'll all be announced at Google I/O 2011 in May.

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