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We have three news blasts to share regarding the Chromecast today, so here's a quick round-up of them. First, the Chromecast was just named as Time's Best Gadget of the Year. It's not surprising consider the incredible popularity of the device and the incredible response it has received from consumers and the media. The Chromecast beat out a powerful pedigree of other gadgets in the top 10, including the newest iPads in 2nd place, the Oculus Rift development kit in 3rd, and even the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX in 7th place. To check out all of the different gadgets on their list, here's a link: Time
The second interesting news flash for the Chromecast will make it even better than it already is. The famed developer Koushik Koush Dutta, found something intriguing hidden within the Android 4.4.1 code. Android mirroring may soon be coming soon to the Chromecast. Right now, mirroring...
It's been a long time coming, but users of Pandora who are also owners of the Google Chromecast can breathe a sigh of relief. Pandora recently updated their Android app and it is now compatible with the Chromecast. This little addition was on top of its new tablet user interface. Now you can stream your favorite custom Pandora channels straight to your TV system with the Chromecast.
With Pandora on the Chromecast, who needs the digital audio stations on their cable TV anymore?
If you haven't tried Pandora for Android, here's the Google Play Store link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pandora.android
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Here's an intriguing bit of intel this morning. We have a new report suggesting that Google's next OS, Android 4.4/KitKat could be designed as a bridge to facilitate Android TV and that will be its primary new focus. Not too long ago we reported that Google plans to close down Google TV and reinvent it as Android TV. This new report seems to confirm that and also shines a light on how Google plans to introduce it.
According to these rumors, the main enhancements we will see in KitKat will be geared toward Android TV. Here's a quote with more of the details,
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