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Why Vizio Might Just Dominate the Living Room

Why Vizio Might Just Dominate the Living Room

In the living room, there are some companies, like Apple or Microsoft, that people tend to point to and say that they “get” what consumers are after. In Apple’s case, they point to the streaming options available in the company’s Apple TV. Microsoft is celebrated for delivering an exceptionally worthwhile gaming and entertainment opportunity to consumers through its Xbox 360.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 15, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 15, 2011

This past week's Google I/O developer conference brought lots of Google news involving Android, Google Music Beta, Google TV, Android Market, and Chromebooks. The keynotes for both days of the event were live casted, but just in case you weren't following along, we've highlighted them again. Various bits of news and videos were released this week from manufacturers Samsung, LG, and HTC, while a surprise announcement came late Saturday from Sony announcing that they've begun restoring the PlayStation Network.

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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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