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Philips 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.

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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.

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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.

The new Google Chromecast dongle is pictured on an electronic screen as it is announced during a Google event at Dogpatch Studio in San Francisco

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.