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Google TV Making A Comeback At Hong Kong Electronics Fair?

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    Tomorrow's tech trends today: 2013's gadgets revealed | Fox News (click for full article)

    From the article:

    "But two trends promise to continue to influence what we watch in the living room, where smart TVs will replace traditional sets and-surprise, surprise-many companies expect Google TV to make a major renewed push into American homes."


    And then there was also this from the article:


    "Perhaps the most surprising apparent trend coming in the next few months is an influx of Google TV boxes and devices.

    Google has struggled with its first versions that combine home theater controls, streaming online services, and live TV, but there were more than a score of companies touting new models in Hong Kong. Under the banner of "Android" set-top boxes (because these firms had not licensed Google TV), manufacturers were showing models the size of cable TV boxes as well as devices about the size of a USB memory stick.

    Several companies mentioned Roku's Streaming Stick as a competitor and said there should be several Google TV "stick" models coming to the U.S. soon for under $100."
     
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    Unfortunately IMO it seems as though the author kind of has android TV & "android TV sticks" confused with the official Google TV platform.

    An influx of cheap android sticks/dongles would only tend to fragment the market further. I suppose some of these manufacturers could get their android sticks officially licensed for Google TV - but I don't think any of the android devices at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair were officially licensed as GTV devices yet (if they ever will be).
     
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    This (see article below) was probably one of the android TV devices at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair - (that the author of the initial article from this thread referred to as a Google TV box):


    Xiaomi to launch Android STB | Rapid TV News
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    Louise Duffy | 10-11-2012

    Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has confirmed that it will launch a set-top box (STB) on 14 November to complement its line of Android handsets.

    The company's CEO Lei Jun posted a teaser photo of a cardboard box on Xiaomi's Sina Weibo account, with the words "Bingo! This time, we're only selling a box."

    It is not clear whether Xiaomi will use the Google TV platform or its own solution.

    It is possible that Xiaomi will eventually localise the box for other regions, as it has said it is taking its time to get things right in China before heading overseas."
     
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