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Google TV to be revived at CES

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Jan 2012 17:02 User comments (1)

Google TV to be revived at CES Google has announced that its once-hyped Google TV platform will be fully revived this year, starting with debuts at next week's CES event.
The search giant has said LG, Sony and Vizio will each show off a Google TV device at CES, with Samsung introducing their devices later in the year.

Marvell and MediaTek will create the ARM-based chips needed to run Google TV. Marvell says its Armada 1500 chip would be used, which had been anticipated for a few weeks now.

Since updating Google TV to 3.0 Honeycomb firmware, Google says there are now over 150 apps in the app store. The lack of apps optimized for large screens was a significant downside to purchasing a Google TV device when it first launched.

The move to ARM is perhaps the most significant part of the announcement, as the former devices/TVs used Intel chips, which were less power efficient and pricier.


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17.1.2012 15:21

Someone needs to put a DNR on Google TV and let it go as just another Google Failure.


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