Google’s Android TV Dongle rumours have been doing rounds for quite some time now as there was no solid evidence of its arrival. But as per the latest reports, we have something in hand about Google’s latest arrival now. Named Sabrina, the new Android TV Dongle is a much-hyped addition to the Google Chromecast Series. This will be the only device with more capabilities and features than the Chromecast series of devices. Read More
Google is now allowing Android developers to start optimizing their Apps for Google TV. Google TV is a platform that integrates the web with television content. Although Google TV has not tasted much success yet, there is one thing that can make it stand out from others, Apps. Read More
A revamped version of Google TV may be coming soon, and according to a source, Google plans to preview it at this year’s annual Google I/O conference. The present version of the Google TV is flawed, and the product does not feel polished. According to BusinessInsider, the update will increase performance, provide a better user experience, and add support for native Apps (game changer).
The Google TV runs on Android, but unlike Android on mobile devices, the infrastructure is closed. There have been hacks that allow you to access the root files, but much advancements have not been made in this area because of the fact that the Android on Google TV devices was designed to run on x86 CPU architecture with Intel chips.
The Google TV is neither a flop nor a success. It is somewhere in between. People who have tested the product, usually have two different opinions. In a blog post today, Google said that currently Google TV is in its early stages, and the future is bright. Let’s hope so!
McAfee, the popular computer security company which was recently acquired by Intel released its 2011 Threat Predictions report which highlighted the platforms and services that would be the target of cyber attacks.
Among the list were Internet based TV services like Google TV and mobile platforms like Android and iOS. According to McAfee, the Apps that would run on these platforms would expose privacy and identity data.
YouTube Leanback has been designed to offer a dynamic YouTube experience on a large screen. On a large screen, you could simply go to youtube.com/leanback and you would notice that videos start playing immediately, are always presented in full screen and HD (when available), and you can easily browse using just the arrow keys on your keyboard.
Google announced Google TV at Google I/O. They plan to bring the web to your TV along with hi-def YouTube videos. Google has partnered with Logitech and Sony to manufacture the device. According to Peter Sherman, Google is really excited about the new product and thinks that watching YouTube videos on your TV would be cool.