by Andrew Grush, 2 hours ago
For the last several decades your living room has largely been controlled by one powerful force: your cable (or satellite) company. This is slowly changing as companies like Apple, Roku and Google work to steal…
It seems that Google is invading just about every electronic device little by little. Just last week, a guy named Chris H managed to port a leaked version of Google’s beloved operating system running on his Smart TV.
Chris got a leaked copy of Google TV with the latest version of Android 3.1 Honeycomb and posted several screenshots of the said version running on his Logitech Revue. He even posted a 13-minute video of his interaction with all the neat features Google TV has to offer.
Based on his video presentation, Chris shows off numerous apps running on Google TV and highlights key component functionalities on the device. He is shown demonstrating how widgets interact, the Android Market, and some nifty games for you to play on your TV.
With the lack of a built-in touchscreen, scrolling up and down might be troublesome as it can be a waste of time panning through a lot of apps. Although the video presented Google bringing the Android experience to your TV, some apps fail to install on the device. It is still too early to make any conclusions, as Google TV is still on its beta phase.
Google TV was announced way back in May 2010, after rumors have surfaced that Google was planning to integrate Android with Smart TVs in the near future. Google has already been collaborating with Sony, Logitech, and Intel on redefining how we look at television.