Google TV

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April 17, 2011 by yogi2raj

Yes.. and finally our dream is coming true… Google announces their all new brand product.. The Google TV.. 

From wikipedia.. 
Google TV is a smart TV (Internet-connected television) platform. It was announced by Google on May 20, 2010, at Google’s Google I/O event and was co-developed by Google, Intel, Sony and Logitech. Google TV integrates Google’s Android operating system and the Linux version of Google Chrome browser to create “a new experience for television.” Google TV officially launched October 6, 2010, with devices from Sony and Logitech..


Development

Media outlets reported in March 2010 that the Google TV project was underway, using the Android operating system, although the partnering companies did not confirm their involvement in the venture until later.
An Android-based set-top box that featured video-on-demand, ThinkFree Office viewer software, a browser, remote control, keyboard interface and 1080pvideo was shown by Western Mediabridge at CES 2010.
The project was officially announced at the 2010 Google I/O conference on May 20. Google stated that the new platform would be incorporated directly into new high-definition television sets and Blu-ray players by Sony, although set-top boxes would also be developed by Logitech. The company indicated that the new systems developed by Sony and Logitech would be powered by Intel Atom based CE4100 consumer electronics system-on-chip. It also stated that a “fully optimized” viewer experience would be available through the Dish Network, although the platform would operate through any provider.
In May 2010, Sony announced that it would be releasing its Google-enabled Sony Internet TV product lineup in the fall of 2010, including standalone TV models and set-top units with integrated Blu-ray drives.
On November 10, 2010, DISH Network L.L.C. (Nasdaq: DISH) announced that DISH Network’s Google TV solution[ was available to customers. DISH Network’s Google TV solution, which requires aDVR integration service, includes the Logitech Revue with Google TV, a small set-top box.
On December 15, 2010, Google announced first Google TV update with some bug fixes and four major improvements: namely Netflix streaming catalog, Dual View, Remote Control App for Android Phones and Movies search results.

Features

Google TV leverages many of Google’s existing products. Google’s Android operating system provides the underlying foundation, allowing developers to create applications that extend the system’s functionality. Google’s Chrome browser provides a gateway to the Internet, allowing consumers to browse web sites and watch television, in tandem. Consumers can access HBOCNBC, and content from other providers through the Chrome browser. Partners have built applications that allow customers to access content in unique ways. Netflix, for example, has built an application that allows customers to access Netflix’s large library of movies and television shows. Android and soon Apple phones will be used as remote controls for Google TV. Google TV products ship with wireless remote controls with a full QWERTY keypad.


Devices

  • Sony Internet TV – 24″, 32″, 40″ and 46″ models (NSX-24GT1, NSX-32GT1, NSX-40GT1 and NSX-46GT1)
  • Sony Internet TV Blu-Ray (NSZ-GT1)
  • Logitech Revue (PN 970-000001)
According to a Bloomberg report, Toshiba and Vizio will unveil Google TV devices at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2011.
All information is carried from wikipedia

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