Android TV has been rumored to be coming since last year and now it appears as though we have a very good and detailed leak. So say hello to Android TV!
Philips has announced a new line-up of Android powered televisions which will be released later this year. They’re based on the same Android 4.2.2 operating system which powers a range of smartphones and tablets.
The next version of Android may be more suitable for running on large screen devices. Industry sources have told a Korean publication that Google has worked to improve the user experience of Android on TVs, the interface between smart TVs and mobile devices, as well as the “app development environment for TV.”
This week, the first curved phone landed, two new Chromebooks launched, we feasted on Kit Kat leaks, we finally saw a Mini flagship phone, we learned about Android TV, and we heard some more rumors about the Galaxy S5.
A new report says that Google will rebrand Google TV in the near future, with Android TV being rumored as the next name of Google’s TV project.
Dubbed the BRAVIA Smart Stick, Sony’s new streaming dongle is set to work with Sony smart TV sets, and couple Google TV functionality with Sony’s own smart TV features.
A new Sony Google TV has been spotted at the FCC, the NSZ-GU1, which sort-of looks like a Chromecast.
Right now, you can pre-order the base device for $85, but the price will heighten to $99 once the dongle releases in the next month or two. Again, this is just the price for the base device; there’ll be extra , ongoing costs for additional services, such as video streaming once you use up your daily 30 second limit.
A Sony FCC filing for a new device – the NSZ-GU1 – reveals that the company is working on a Chromecast-like dongle. Does that spell doom for Google TV?
If we take a closer look at the similarities and differences between the two, it’s clear that Chromecast doesn’t yet accomplish what Google TV is capable of. That being said, the fact is that neither is doing what we want of them right now.