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Google TV Devices with Vivante GPU Cores Ready for Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Update

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    Co-Star & Google TV Devices With Vivante GPU Cores Ready For Android JB 4.2.2 Update
    Google TV Devices with Vivante GPU Cores Ready for Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Update
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    This week during the Google I/O developers conference, Vivante Corporation, providers of the world's smallest, fastest and coolest mobile GPU cores, announced product readiness for the latest Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 operating system update ....
    SUNNYVALE, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO, May 17, 2013. This week during the Google I/O developers conference, Vivante Corporation, providers of the world's smallest, fastest and coolest mobile GPU cores, announced product readiness for the latest Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 operating system update. Today's Google TV™ products featuring the Vivante GC1000 IP cores ready for the update include the Sony Google TV NSZ-GS7 Internet Player, the VIZIO Google TV 3 Co-Star™, the NETGEAR NeoTV™ PRIME, the Asus CUBE, the Hisense Google TV, and the Lenovo Smart TV (sold in China) ....
    Built from the ground up for mobile and deployed in many of today's Android Jelly Bean smartphones, the Vivante GC1000 IP cores are integrated into the Marvell® ARMADA® 1500 SOC provided on the Google TV platform. The Vivante graphics cores perform complex computational processing for the latest 3D graphics and dynamic composition application programming interfaces (APIs) used to create eye popping user interfaces, realistic 3D games, GPU accelerated web applications, and live social media content. Android Jelly Bean performance is optimized with triple buffering and GPU compute as well as composition enhancements for fast, smooth and responsive user interface interactions ....
    "From games to productivity apps, music to movies, Android is rapidly becoming the OS of choice for the convergence of mobile and Smart TV technologies," said Wei-Jin Dai, Vivante President and CEO. "Vivante GC1000 cores are optimized for low-power Android devices and provide the performance required for butter smooth graphics performance of even the most complex apps and games ...."
    The rapidly-growing Google TV ecosystem including hardware manufacturers, software providers and developers are charging towards providing Interactive, on-demand and web-based media content that is best experienced when accelerated by a GPU. By combining low power, high performance graphics processing with industry initiatives like HTML 5, GPU media processing, natural user interfaces (NUI), and interactive web apps, the consumer experience is becoming more dynamic, responsive and engaging ...
    For more information on Google TV visit: www.google.com/tv. For more information on the Marvell ARMADA HD Video Processor visit: www.marvell.com/digital-entertainment/armada-1500/. Specifications of the GC1000 and other cores can be found here: www.vivantecorp.com/index.php/en/technology/3d ...

    About Vivante Corporation
    Smaller — Faster — Cooler: Vivante Corporation, a leader in multi-core GPU, OpenCL™, CPC Composition Engine and Vector Graphics IP solutions, provides the highest performance and lowest power characteristics across a range of Khronos™ Group API conformant standards based on the ScalarMorphic™ architecture. Vivante GPUs are integrated into customer silicon solutions in mass market products including smartphones, tablets, HDTVs, consumer electronics and embedded devices, running thousands of graphics applications across multiple operating systems and software platforms. Vivante is a privately held company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with additional R&D centers in Shanghai and Chengdu. For more information, visit Vivante Corporation | OpenGL®ES 2.0 GPU IP Cores ....
    Vivante and the Vivante logo are trademarks of Vivante. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners ....

     
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    It's easy to miss the Google TV booth here at I/O 2013, hidden in the corner of the third floor. That may not be an accident: there was apparently no room in the company's sprawling three-and-a-half-hour keynote to mention Google TV, either, just a short blog post hours later announcing that it now runs the latest version of Android. So in a sea of new products, services, and pitches to developers, we couldn't help but wonder: is TV dead? Google has killed plenty of products with many more fans than Google TV - will it go the way of Reader?
    [HR][/HR] Google TV is Android, and Android is Google TV
    We've been told that Google TV isn't going away - the company can't give up, because the market and opportunity are too large. But Google's changing its approach to your living room, beginning with the update this week. Google TV is now based on Android 4.2.2, the latest version of the operating system, and offers developers much more - when Google TV first started three years ago, the team forked Android to build the OS, and a source described this update as "bending the fork back in." Google TV is Android, and Android is Google TV - or it will be, whenever the update becomes available. It's what Google TV should have been from day one.
    In fact, for better or for worse your television is now just another screen size in Google's eyes. Google TV was originally forked because the Android team was so focused on smaller screens, but as the OS developed it became more amenable to larger screen sizes, both on phones and tablets. Now Google is betting that your 4-inch phone and 10-inch tablet aren't so different from your 60-inch TV.
    Google's keynote this year focused on optimizing apps for tablets, and a tablet-specific section of the Play store; next year building apps for your TV may be the focus. But tablets may not be just another screen size, and TVs certainly aren't: turning touch-enabled apps designed to be used in the palm of your hand into something that works on a six-foot screen ten feet away, controlled by your button-filled remote control, is no small task. But Google would rather you just think of it as the same old Android.
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    In fact, Google appears even wary of using the term "Google TV" - the team's session at I/O was called "Android: As Seen on TV!" Google Fiber, Google's ambitious attempt to take over your whole house, doesn't even use Google TV. It's no wonder, either: Google TV has plenty of product issues, but it has much bigger branding issues.
    Google made two key missteps when it originally unveiled the product: bringing a "launch and iterate" process to a market where change is slow and cumbersome, and not explaining how niche the audience for Google TV was. It's a complicated, often difficult setup, but it's powerful - and only those willing to deal with difficult and complicated need apply. Apple's repeated mention of Apple TV as a "hobby" was smart, they said, because it freed Apple from having to answer for slow progress and relative lack of attention. It's just a hobby, what can you expect?
    Your TV isn't just a different screen size
    As it tries to take over your living room, Google's not only fighting its bad reputation among users, but among content providers: companies from Hulu to NBC panicked when Google TV first launched, and blocked it from accessing their content. Coupled with the fact that Google TV's target audience is disproportionately likely to be cord-cutters anyway, that lack of content kills Google TV's primary appeal - Prime Time, the universal guide that searches your cable box, Netflix, and much more. We're told those deals are coming together now, and that Google TV may have just been originally ahead of its time, but it's a long and steep road ahead. Still, Google believes it has accomplished a lot in three years - a relatively short period in the molasses-slow world of TV - and says that the partnerships it's made with manufacturers and content providers have benefitted both Google TV and the company's other products.
    Without the content, what does Google TV really offer?
    If the hundreds of millions of device sales and the 6,000-plus developers here at I/O are any indication, Android is a vibrant and thriving ecosystem, the world's most popular mobile OS. Whether it's the right one for TVs is another question entirely, though - we've seen companies like Ouya take the Android interface and adapt it for the big screen, but it's a massive undertaking. And while Android apps may now run on your television, most won't work as they should: not only do developers now need to code for enormous screens that sit far away from you, they have to figure out how to make an app that works equally well with your fingers and a remote control. No one's done that yet, including Google.
    Despite its slightly awkward presence, like the nerdy kid that snuck into the school dance and hid in the corner hoping no one would notice, Google TV isn't gone. And Google believes it may be heading toward a comeback: we're told to expect a steady drumbeat of Google TV products, from partners like LG, TCL, and others. But a steady drumbeat is what got Google TV where it is today.
    What Google TV needs is a makeover, and a splashy re-launch. It needs to shows us why it's different now, why it's better. Google needs to convince users, developers, and manufacturers that the Android they love on cell phones can work on the big screen in their living room as well. Then Google needs to prove it, fast.
     
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    "THE NEXT BIG THING FOR GOOGLE TV DEVICES IS ANDROID (Jelly Bean 4.2.2) GOOGLE TV OS .... ARE YOU READY" ....?
     
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    Redbox Instant is coming to Google TV soon, Roku up next By Janko Roettgers





    Summary: Redbox Instant is coming to Google TV devices soon, and the company plans to launch a channel on Roku streaming media players soon after.
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    Redbox Instant by Verizon is going to bring its streaming service to Google TV devices soon: The company demonstrated a prototype of its app at Google I/O Friday, and a representative told me that the app will launch in earnest within the next few weeks. After that, the company is going to launch a channel on Roku media streamers.
    Check out a photo of the app UI below:
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    Redbox Instant by Verizon's prototype app was on display on an LG Google TV that ran the next version of Google TV that is based on Android 4.2.2, or Jelly Bean. That version will come to Google TV devices in the third quarter of this year, but I was told that the Redbox Instant app will be available before that, and that is going to work just fine with the current version of Google TV. However, the service won't be available on Google TV devices using an Intel processor, which means that owners of the Logitech Revue and other first-generation devices won't be able to use it.
    Redbox Instant first launched on select Samsung TVs and Blu-ray players as well as PCs and mobile devices in March. The joint-venture between Redbox and Verizon has since added support for Microsoft's Xbox 360 as well as select LG Smart TVs. I was told by a representative Friday that the company is looking to add support for Roku players soon after rolling out the Google TV app.
     

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