Today LG confirmed that it is the first manufacturer to launch the next Google TV Update.
For those of you who don’t already know, Google TV is a platform for Smart TVs (that is likely to be Android based on prior Google TV releases) and provides an integrated TV search experience in conjunction with existing free and pay TV, as well as internet TV and streaming sites. Being Android also allows access to apps on Google Play and web surfing on Chrome.
According to the LG Newsroom, the newest iteration of Google TV comes with a few new features, one of which is voice search via a microphone on the remote control.
With Google TV’s new features, consumers gain
Earlier this year, Sony brought the Sony Google TV to our shores. It was our first Google TV, but it came with a bit of difficulty. The Sony Google TV was only available in Australia if you bundled it together with a BRAVIA TV – somewhat limited.
Well, Sony has today announced that the Google TV is now available in Australia as a standalone for $299. While it is a welcome addition for Sony to bring the separate variant, the $299 price-tag is just that little bit high for my liking. With the Apple TV selling for a sub $200 price in Australia, I don’t see Google TVs competing at anything higher. We’ll see how this one goes, but I …
The so far elusive Android powered Google TV box has been marketed so far by Sony, with the $399 box available only by redemption on certain high-end TV models. But so far, and I checked this in a Sony store last week, they have not landed.
Hisense are supposed to be demonstrating the box live at the IFA event in Berlin from August 29th to September 5th this year, so the final iteration of the product shouldn’t be too far away.
“Hisense adds even more innovation to the growing list of Google TV-powered devices available around the world. We’re working …
Today Google announced that its Google TV devices would be receiving a new and refurbished Google play store sometime later this year. Google will be changing the User Interface to closer mimic that of the Google play store that exists on other Android devices such as phones and tablets.
Google will be adding heaps of new movies, tv shows and music which will now be available to either rent or buy. So far Google is keeping the entire process under wraps and is choosing not to disclose to much information. Is this a tactical marketing scheme to build excitement or is google still in the initial stages of building the update?
Leave your thoughts below!
Well there you have it. Sony’s Google TV (which we wrote on about a month ago and was thought to be only got international shores) has made it to Australia! This is the first Google TV in Australia and continues Google’s spree of finally bringing many of their services down under.
Where TV meets the web, Sony’s Internet Player with Google TV will provide Australians with an enhanced entertainment experience through a number of exciting features – such as apps and games from Google Play, a full web browser utilising Google Chrome and the best YouTube on TV experience. In addition, the Player’s unique “smart” remote – including track pad and full QWERTY keyboard – ensures simple navigation through the
While they may not be powered by Android, Samsung’s new Smart TVs sure did spark huge interest when they were first announced back in January. The March launch-date came and many were left wondering if Sammy would be baking Android into their new range, while many were simply left in awe with the new usability of televisions. These TVs have social networking capabilities, a webcam, voice & gesture controls and more – they truly are a huge step towards the future of media consumption.
We now find ourselves in May and Samsung have provided us with this incredibly seductive preview of how one could use their Smart TV. You get to see the hand gestures at work, its ease of …
We here in Australia have yet to be offered a Google TV unit specific to our country. I personally own a Logitech Review, however considering nearly none of the services work down under, it’s basically useless.
This article however is on Sony and Google’s new Google TV Set Top Box – and more importantly, the controller that comes with it! But, like usual with this tech stuff, not much information has been released about the device. This is really just Sony and Google trying to tease their audience – and they kind of have.
The box itself is nothing super special, but the controller on the other hand is a very interesting bit of tech. It is in fact double …
There are a googol of reasons to be with Google.
As of late I have become enthusiastic with the future of technology and the possibilities of where it can take us. I had a dream that I was in a time 20 years from now, which was reminiscent to the movie A.I Artificial Intelligence. That morning I woke up, enthusiastic to learn of the technology in our reach and jumped straight on my laptop and began researching where Google is planning on taking us. Through my research, I’ve found a number of interesting things that give us a glimpse into the future and what my dream consisted of.
When was the last time that you consistently watched a series on …
Before you go out and buy that Apple TV, Roku XD or WDTV Live, just stop (hammertime!) and take a look at Sony’s new Android TV. Announced at the Sony Bravia event in Singapore on Tuesday, their new Android TV running Google TV 2. We don’t know a whole lot about it for now except that it is about the size of an external hard drive (which is already sitting next to my TV anyway), is Energy Star certified and it will be running Android. What makes this little device truly special is its remote. Granted, it’s a lot chunkier than the other remotes in your lounge room, but how many of them have full QWERTY keyboard on the back? …
We have previously written on how Android will run your house in the future. Android will be found in devices far and wide, ranging from a phone, to a fridge, to a tablet, to your rear-view mirror in your car!
We now have news on a new Android device to be found in your home in 2012.
Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported on some very exciting news: Google is apparently working on a “home-entertainment system that streams music wirelessly throughout the home and would be marketed under the company’s own brand.” While there is no official name for the device, we have heard rumours pointing to the name ‘Android Hub.’
We are hoping this box will be unveiled at
Happy Wednesday everyone!
[CES] Boy would I love to get my hands on one of these – Lenovo changing the Smart TV scene with the first ever Android 4.0 ICS powered TV.
Just another little ‘cool’ piece of technology – It’s pretty much swiping your tablet onto your TV … if that makes sense.
iPad App of the year, Snapseed, coming to Android! Read here.
[CES] Google CEO Eric Schmidt on Google TV and Android – always a positive man! Read it here.
Hello all and welcome to the new week.
What do we have in the news today?
How well are HTC and Motorola going with Android, while the likes of Samsung are stepping up their game? Read here.
Google TV making a come-back with LG, Sony, Vizio and Marvell? Read here.
Excited for CES? Check PCMAG’s top 10 predictions here!
How many of us Android users (or lovers) are there out there? Check out this interesting estimate.
Now this is simply just really cool – Read here.