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Google TV update will bring Chrome improvements, Blu-ray 3D support

Google TV update will bring Chrome improvements, Blu-ray 3D support

If you happen to be in the slim minority of people who owns a Google TV-equipped Sony device, there's an update heading your way this week. The new version of Google's operating system for the big screen will make the TV-optimized version of Chrome run a bit speedier. It also adds support for Blu-ray 3D movies.

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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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Apple TV is an Embarrassment

Apple TV is an Embarrassment

"Doing quite well" isn't a phrase you associate with Apple, and yet that's just how CEO Tim Cook described the Apple TV this week. The little-loved stepchild of the company's hardware range, at $99 - with no need for a carrier agreement or subsidy - it had the smart TV price point right while Google TV was floundering at more than twice that amount. Yet Apple has consistently failed to capitalize on its foot-in-the-door of the living room, and it's looking increasingly like it may miss the opportunity again.

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Sony Google TV second generation hands-on

Sony Google TV second generation hands-on

Smart TVs were a running theme of CES this year, but the Google TV platform didn't get a lot of love. Aside from a chipset demonstration from Marvell and some lip service from LG, only Sony showed off real progress for the the Android-based integrated TV service. The second generation of Sony's Google TV hardware comes in integrated TV, Blu-ray and stand-alone models, and we took some time to check them out on the CES show floor.

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LG “Nexus” Google TV tipped

LG “Nexus” Google TV tipped

LG and Google are collaborating on what could become the first Nexus Google TV, sources inside the project claim, with the search company considering giving its Korean partner early access to a future version of the smart TV software. The deal would follow the pattern already set with HTC and Samsung on the Nexus range of smartphones, two insiders tell Bloomberg, with LG's TV being positioned as the flagship Google TV device and an example for other manufacturers to follow.

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CES 2012 Smart TV Round-Up

CES 2012 Smart TV Round-Up

If ultrabooks and smartphones led the charge for your credit card in mobile gadgetry at CES 2012 this week, Smart TV did the same for living room scale tech. Google TV made its new strike on the market, having rallied for a second scuffle after its embarrassing first-gen flop, while homegrown smart TV systems did their level best to compete. All that was wrapped up with oversized LCD and plasma panels or in slick set-top boxes, with the promise of a world of video-on-demand, cloud-gaming and more just waiting at the end of your broadband pipe. Confusing times, perhaps, but not if you head on through to the SlashGear Smart TV round-up!

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Canonical embeds Ubuntu Linux into TV

Canonical embeds Ubuntu Linux into TV

There's Google TV, Apple TV, and now Canonical is working to bring us Ubuntu TV. Throughout the past couple months they've built a limited, skinned version of Ubuntu to the television. Like Google TV, it's built into the hardware. Updates can still be integrated over WiFi, and the TV connection will eventually offer a 'shared-screen' experience to iOS, Android, and Ubuntu devices.

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OnLive reveals Google TV cloud-gaming app incoming

OnLive reveals Google TV cloud-gaming app incoming

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.

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Marvel Armada 1500 Google TV Hands on

Marvel Armada 1500 Google TV Hands on

Google announced a major shift for its Google TV last week: a shift to the same ARM-based architecture that runs Android smartphones and tablets. The first partner to jump on board is chip maker Marvell. Their new Armada platform is an integrated ARM solution that it will deliver to OEM partners to include in set-top boxes and all-in-one Google TV televisions. They were showing off the new Armada system at CES, and we snuck in to get a look.

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Vizio VAP430 STB and VBR430 Blu-ray pack Google TV

Vizio VAP430 STB and VBR430 Blu-ray pack Google TV

Vizio isn't just leaving Google TV to its R-Series 3D TVs: the company also has a compact Google TV STB, the Vizio VAP430, and a version with integrated Blu-ray, the VBR430. Designed to add smart TV functionality to a regular TV, details on the VAP430 and VBR430 are scant but we do know they will run Vizio's skinned Google TV experience, Vizio Internet Apps Plus.

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Vizio R-Series 3D Google TV HDTVs revealed

Vizio R-Series 3D Google TV HDTVs revealed

Vizio has revealed its new Google TV range of HDTVs for 2012, the R-Series, with the company's Vizio Internet Apps Plus reskin of the Google platform delivering apps, search and streaming media in your living room. Consisting of the 42-inch R3D420VS, 47-inch R3D470VS, 55-inch R3D550VS and 65-inch R3D650VS, the R-Series line-up includes a dual-sided Bluetooth remote with a QWERTY keyboard on one side and a touchpad on the other, for easier navigation.

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Sony outs 2nd-Gen Google TV boxes with streamlined remote

Sony outs 2nd-Gen Google TV boxes with streamlined remote

Sony promised second-gen Google TV hardware, and the company has delivered with the new Sony Network Media Player NSZ-GS7 and Blu-ray Disc Player NSZ-GP9, streamlining the remote and boosting cross-platform support. Gone is the button-festooned madness of the original line-up, replaced with a straightforward trackpad on one side and a backlit QWERTY keyboard on the other. However, either can be bypassed thanks to an integrated microphone for voice-recognition and control.

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