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Sony Android TVs to come in February 2015

Sony Android TVs to come in February 2015

Android TV, the successor of the somewhat stillborn Google TV, is barely a few months in the market, and yet some true believers are already lining up to take the platform under their wings. One of those is Sony, who courageously announced (or Google announced for them) that its entire HD and 4K Smart TV lineup next year will have Android TV in tow. But what does that exactly mean for the user experience? Some Sony insiders reveals some hints on how Sony's Android TVs will behave when they arrive.

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Nokia: What’s in the box?

Nokia: What’s in the box?

Tomorrow Nokia is set to have an event. They're going to reveal something that either is inside a box like you see here, or IS the box itself. If it IS the box, we're likely looking at something for the living room. Something like a smart TV box that'll take on the likes of Apple TV and Amazon's Fire TV. If it's just a box - very possible - then it's going to be something mobile. Think about Maps, think about Android, think about strange stuff you'd not have expected Nokia brand - not Microsoft - to attempt.

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LG’s EC930T Curved OLED 55″ TV includes webOS

LG’s EC930T Curved OLED 55″ TV includes webOS

LG's beautifully designed 55-inch OLED television, the EC930T model, has arrived and it runs webOS, the same smart TV UI seen on some of the company's other high-end TVs. The model has many noteworthy features, not the least of which is a uniquely designed stand that stands out from the crowd.

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LG launches huge curved 4K OLED TV for the mass market

LG launches huge curved 4K OLED TV for the mass market

At IFA 2014 next week, LG will be on a roll not just with mobile devices but with its TV and display business. Following the announcements of several of its new units over the past few weeks, the manufacturer has just announced the start of pre-orders for its newest pair of curved OLED TVs, claimed to be the first in the market to sport 4K resolutions using this display technology.

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Roku TV to launch on Smart TVs from Hisense and TCL

Roku TV to launch on Smart TVs from Hisense and TCL

Way back in January, we got our first glimpse of Roku's Smart TV platform at CES 2014. More than half a year later, that platform -- Roku TV -- has found a home on Hisense and TCL televisions, and will be shipping on a total of eight upcoming models in the near future.

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Vizio Smart TVs score Spotify app

Vizio Smart TVs score Spotify app

Certain Vizio TV owners have gained access to another digital service, Spotify. The music service is coming only to select Vizio Smart TVs, which can be determined by checking out the maker's app compatibility chart on its website.

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Which phones let me control any TV?

Which phones let me control any TV?

There’s no one phone that’s able to control every single television model in the universe - but there are several out there today that have big potential for chaos. While we don’t recommend going around changing channels on televisions that belong to high-powered businesses that’d rip your head of if you do, we do like the idea of changing the channel at a party if something less-than-pleasing pops up.

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Vizio Smart TVs gain Transgaming’s GameTree TV app

Vizio Smart TVs gain Transgaming’s GameTree TV app

As with other models in the category, Vizio's Smart TVs offer users the ability to do many things that would otherwise be relegated to tablets or smartphones. Starting today, they've gained some additional functionality, with Transgaming announcing the availability of its wares on the platform.

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Download and simulate Android TV now

Download and simulate Android TV now

This week Google has activated the SDK (Software Development Kit) for Android TV for developers. While you’ll likely be a developer wanting to activate this build, anyone can choose to take a peek at Android TV at their leisure, developer or not.

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LG webOS TV opens arms to devs (and hopes for some app love)

LG webOS TV opens arms to devs (and hopes for some app love)

The smart TV scene may be increasingly the preserve of affordable set-top boxes like Chromecast and Fire TV, but LG isn't giving up on its webOS plans, pushing out the tools it hopes will encourage developers to get onboard. Freshly released, the webOS TV SDK will allow developers to cook up apps for LG's sets, test them on a TV emulator, and then package them up for distribution to the new app store.

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Chromecast use declining in US, research reveals

Chromecast use declining in US, research reveals

Chromecast, the tiny dongle that was supposed to do big things, may not be on track for dominance. According to a new report, usage of the Chromecast has declined overall. Though 6% of households in the US have one, less and less are using it, instead turning to other mediums.

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You should know about this malware exploit before buying a Smart TV

You should know about this malware exploit before buying a Smart TV

A new exploit in Smart TVs has been discovered, which affects various smart TVs and allows a would-be hacker to potentially exploit your entire system. The threat lasts as long as you use an affected app, but once the malware is placed, the app itself is compromised. Called a “Red Button Attack”, the vulnerability is already widespread in Europe, and could be working its way to the US and other territories.

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