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New GTV Devices And Apps To Be Showcased At CES In Las Vegas Jan. 8th - 11th

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    https://plus.google.com/106322104148750976656/posts/cozYMn5j8LW (click for full post with replies)

    "Bringing more entertainment to your TV, Las Vegas style

    If you're in Vegas next week, join us at CES as we showcase new #GoogleTV devices from +ASUS +Hisense USA and TCL and new apps to help you enjoy more of your favorite content including Amazon Instant Video, Sirius XM, France24 and +DramaFever.


    See you in Vegas"
     
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    In case you missed it Hisense is planning to release a 55 inch television with Google TV built-in:

    IT News Online > - - Hisense 65" XT880 UHDTV, XT780 with Google TV Named CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award Honorees

    Interesting that the Google+ post didn't mention anything about new GTV televisions from LG and Samsung at CES. There have been reports in the press that LG and Samsung were planning on releasing new models of televisions with Google TV.

    It has also been mentioned in the press that Netgear is planning to release a GTV set-top box.
     
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    The Official Google TV Blog: Bringing more entertainment to your TV, Las Vegas style

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2013


    Bringing more entertainment to your TV, Las Vegas style


    "Last November, we updated Google TV to make it faster and easier to access your favorite entertainment and Google services on your TV. At the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, you'll see more Google TV partners, updates from existing partners, and more content coming to the platform.


    Asus, Hisense, TCL and others will show products with Google TV launching in the coming weeks. Existing partners like LG, Vizio, Sony, and others will show off the newest Google TV platform that makes finding what you want faster and easier. Combined, these set-top boxes, integrated TVs, and IPTV boxes with Google TV are available from 9 partners across 10 countries around the world.


    Making Google TV Faster and Easier:



    You'll also see recently launched apps on Google TV like Amazon, SiriusXM, France24, Dramafever and more. These add to the hundreds of TV-optimized apps and thousands of supported mobile apps available on Google TV.


    We hope to see you again at CES, and we look forward to an exciting 2013.


    Posted by Suveer Kothari and Mickey Kim, Google TV Partnerships"
     
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    New Google TV product from Asus to be shown off at CES, 'Nexus' device may be on its way | The Verge (click for full article & comments)

    There are quite a few reader comments following the above linked article. I found the following series of comments to be interesting:


    "Shooty says:
    Google TV's Honeycomb is bad and they should feel bad. It needs Jelly Bean ASAP.
    Posted on Jan 04, 2013 | 12:19 PM EST Reply


    redbullcat's reply:
    I'm really hoping that Google merge Google TV and Android, as Ron Amadeo said in his article on Android Police. Google TV could be amazing.
    Posted on Jan 04, 2013 | 12:24 PM EST Reply


    ddpacino's reply:
    Isn't Google TV's interface and backbone Android already - just an outdated version (1.0-Honeycomb) tuned for TV displays?
    Posted on Jan 04, 2013 | 4:22 PM EST Reply


    Latenter's reply:
    There's also some crazy forking that's gone on - the version of the Chrome browser that currently exists on GTV is hacky and pretty poor. I think it's based closer to the desktop version with most of the guts ripped out.
    Also, GTV is missing the Native Development Kit, so apps like games and most video encoders/decoders won't work even though it could run on similar hardware with regular Android. Right now it's a cool project that's been ignored and left behind for way too long.
    Posted on Jan 04, 2013 | 4:28 PM EST Reply


    loldog's reply:
    Crazy forking? You use the exact same SDK to develop on the Google TV as you do on every other Android platform. All the APIs which are part of the Honeycomb SDK are also available on Google TV without changes.
    You don't know what forking means if you think it's forked.
    Posted on Jan 04, 2013 | 10:50 PM EST Reply


    jm9843's reply:
    Google just confirmed on the GTV issue tracker yesterday that they are working to "merge with base Android" and are "re-aligning with Android".
    While promising and long overdo, I wouldn't expect it until late 2013. Version 3 of the software is just being introduced but is still on 3.2 Honeycomb.
    Posted on Jan 05, 2013 | 2:24 AM EST Reply"
     
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