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Google's mystery device...

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  1. odsamuels

    odsamuels New Member

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    Check this out and let me know what you guys think?

    Excerpt from What is the mystery "entertainment device" Google is testing? — Tech News and Analysis :

    Has anybody heard anything?
     
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    eferz Well-Known Member

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    First I've read about it. I understand the benefits of using a RF based communication but don't understand why Bluetooth. It is a noisy protocol with that wastes a lot of energy. Honestly, I'd prefer they just stick with WiFi instead, and let Bluetooth stick to things like headsets and other personal area network devices.
     
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    Here's another article that says it probably is a device that would enable phones/tablets to get content via wi-fi - and then distribute that content to GTV via bluetooth:

    Google Is Testing A Secret New Gadget In Four Cities (GOOG)

    From the article: "Our best guess is some kind of connector between Android phones or tablets and a Google TV box. For instance, maybe a handheld Android device would suck video down from the Internet over Wi-Fi, then distribute it to other devices (Google TV, a PC) via Bluetooth."
     
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    Apparently, the secret devices which they may be referring to could be part of the Android @Home framework, as part of the "Tungsten" demonstration during the keynote speech. It can be seen here @42:00

     
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