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Saturday, 12 October 2013 21:09

Google TV becomes Android TV

A large number of Google products on the market often achieves rather meager success. One of them is Google TV, which never managed to attract a larger number of users.

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Google has launched a gadget that combines features of a streaming devices and smart TV called Chromecast, which, like the name suggests, works on Chrome, and is made with the idea too bring Google's operating system and browser to the big screen.

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Wednesday, 26 December 2012 11:51

LG working on a new Google TV lineup


At the moment, LG is offering two TVs based on the Google TV platform. For the next year they are preparing two additional lines (the GA 7900 and GA 6400) with a total of seven models and five different diagonals. The new models will have a very thin edge and an attractive stand. The GA Series 7900 will have a 47 and 55-inch LCD model with a backlit edge LED technology.

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Wednesday, 12 October 2011 22:38

Intel Folds Digital TV Group into Tablet Division

Boxee-Box-by-D-LinkIt looks like Intel is getting out of the Digital Home… well in a manner of speaking. Intel’s Digital Home Group; the ones responsible for their Atom CE4100 SoC that made its way into the Boxee and Google TV is going to shift focus. They will be ending production of their Digital TV processor. Instead they will work on an IP set-top media processor and a few other related items.

This will also probably mean the death of the Boxee and Google TV as we know it. These products might not go away but they will not have the same Intel inside that they do now. Instead this group will now be rolled up inside Intel’s tablet team.  This is actually a very smart move on Intel’s part as they could use some new minds in their existing phone/tablet group especially since the tablet has moved from a productivity device to an entertainment product bringing in the DHG gang will only help.

It also gives Intel an opening into a future market that we have been looking at. There are several companies that are making hardware and software that can be run from inside Windows Home Server. These products will allow you to stream media wirelessly to a properly equipped device. Now I know some of you will say that this is not much more than a media extender but this is something more.

With these new products (we saw the first glimpses of this with SageTV) you can run multiple concurrent viewing streams to multiple devices. If you have a dual tuner TV card or multiple cards you can actually stream this media to multiple tablets. Imagine being able to watch cable TV on your tablet instead of having to buy a new TV. This is the type of thing we have been talking about. Although only speculation on our part at this time; the combining of the Digital TV group and the Tablet group seems to make quite a bit of sense when you consider these other products.  We plan on keeping an eye on this and see when and how things develop in the near future.

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