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Google’s ADT-3 Android TV dev kit released for $80: Why to avoid it

Google’s ADT-3 Android TV dev kit released for $80: Why to avoid it

Today we're looking at the first version of the ADT-3 Developer Kit, an Android TV streaming media player device made with plans from Google by Askey, an ASUS subsidiary. This is not a device that's aimed at consumers - but you'll find consumers buying it anyway. Here's why you should avoid this device - and get something else instead.

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Sony TV 2020 lineup: from 85-in Z8H 8K LED to smallest 4K OLED ever

Sony TV 2020 lineup: from 85-in Z8H 8K LED to smallest 4K OLED ever

Sony revealed a whole bunch of new 4K and 8K television sets today at CES 2020, and we've got a list of the lot of them. There's a X900H 4K LED collection, X950H 4K LED collection, A8H OLED TV collection, and a single MASTER Series A9S 48-inch OLED TV. At the highest end, they've got the Z8H in 85-inch and 75-inch class categories - that's 8K LED TV in full effect.

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DISH’s AirTV 2 now comes in a more discreet black box

DISH’s AirTV 2 now comes in a more discreet black box

Set-top boxes that blend over-the-air TV and the Internet are no longer novelties these days. Even service providers are somewhat ironically selling their own "cord-cutting" boxes, with attached subscriptions, of course. In 2017, DISH launched its first Android-powered AirTV Wi-Fi tuner with a rather odd aesthetic for a TV box. With the AirTV 2, it is correcting that error and puts all the upgraded hardware in a sleek and slim black box.

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Google ADT-3 device revealed with Android 10 for Android TV

Google ADT-3 device revealed with Android 10 for Android TV

Today Google revealed Android 10 on Android TV, a system that'll bring Android TV up to speed with the rest of the Android universe. This update will bring Android API level 29, which in turn will bring on what Google described as "recent performance and security updates made with Android 10." Oh, they've got a brand new Android TV device too, called ADT-3 (don't call it a Nexus!)

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Nokia Smart TV made by Flipkart joins OnePlus TV as an India-exclusive

Nokia Smart TV made by Flipkart joins OnePlus TV as an India-exclusive

You don't often hear about Android TV these days, except when news of new devices come up. Usually, the big manufacturers simply list it as a yet another bullet point in their feature lists. For companies still new to the smart TV market, however, that could very well be one of the most important aspects of the product. Last September, OnePlus dipped its toes in that market by launching the Android TV-based OnePlus TV in India. Now it is being joined by the Nokia Smart TV which, just like Nokia phones, isn't made by Nokia at all.

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New NVIDIA SHIELD Remote coming in 2020 but old model already gone

New NVIDIA SHIELD Remote coming in 2020 but old model already gone

It isn't uncommon for companies, especially those with fewer resources to devote to multiple generations of products, to discontinue an old model once a new one becomes available. The common practice, however, is to make sure that the new one is really available to consumers before yanking the old one out of the picture. Whether by mistake or by design, that isn't the case of NVIDIA's new SHIELD Remote and anyone who needs to buy one will have to wait for the new Remote to start shipping in about two months' time.

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Philips’ small smart TV brings Google Assistant to the kitchen

Philips’ small smart TV brings Google Assistant to the kitchen

Typically, when a company devotes an announcement to a single TV, it's some kind of cutting-edge behemoth that costs an arm and a leg. That isn't the case with the latest TV from Philips, which clocks in at a mere 24-inches and carries a price tag of $299.99. While that might suggest a rather unexciting TV, Philips would clearly beg to differ.

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SHIELD TV Remote button for Netflix isn’t just for Netflix anymore

SHIELD TV Remote button for Netflix isn’t just for Netflix anymore

NVIDIA shook things up a bit when it launched its new SHIELD TV products. The Pro model, while looking exactly the same, got a much-needed spec bump while the non-Pro version sported a new and curious tubular design. Both, however, shared one thing in common beyond the Tegra X1 chip. Both had a redesigned and more powerful remote control that may have just gotten more useful thanks to a third-party button remapping app.

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV (2019) Review: Android TV meets AI upscaling magic

NVIDIA SHIELD TV (2019) Review: Android TV meets AI upscaling magic

For something intended to be hidden out of sight, the NVIDIA SHIELD TV (2019) sure is a funny shape. Then again, after four years solidifying its reputation as the go-to Android TV box, perhaps NVIDIA's brand new SHIELD TV is allowed to step outside the lines a little. One thing's for sure: with a new AI-powered upscaler, lower sticker price, and brand new remote, there's more to this 2019 model than just a fresh shape.

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV (2019) and Pro official: Android TV, AI upscaling, new remote

NVIDIA SHIELD TV (2019) and Pro official: Android TV, AI upscaling, new remote

NVIDIA's much-loved SHIELD TV is getting an upgrade, and this time the two versions of the Android TV set-top box each pack a new, AI-powered upscaling system. For gamers and the most demanding users, there's the SHIELD TV Pro, while those who simply want a potent way to watch streaming content get the SHIELD TV (2019).

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Smaller NVIDIA SHIELD leaks: Which one is the better buy?

Smaller NVIDIA SHIELD leaks: Which one is the better buy?

Another leak today, on the exact same day as the leak as the first, we're seeing another NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV device on Newegg. The first leak was on Amazon, and now both leaks are plugged. The odds of this happening on the same day are a little too much to swallow... but here we are. Now we get to decide how likely it is that NVIDIA will release an Android TV device with little to no focus on its ability to play video games.

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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV 2019 revealed in Amazon leak

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV 2019 revealed in Amazon leak

Amazon made a mistake in listing the NVIDIA SHIELD reboot for the year 2019 today. Apparently the Android TV device was not yet meant for this world, as it's been once-again de-listed as quickly as it appeared. The TV set was shown available on pre-order for approximately $199.99 USD with free shipping. This device was listed with a new NVIDIA Tegra X1+ processor that's "25% faster than the previous generation" with "enhanced HD video in real-time to 4K for clearer, crisper visuals using next-generation AI upscaling."

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