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Discussion in 'Google TV General Discussion' started by trudinh, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. trudinh

    trudinh New Member

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    Does anyone know when Honeycomb will ever be release? cause They say this summer and summer is almost over.
    Does anyone know where I can find a simple change log that can answer these question.

    -Will there going to be a YouTube apps?
    -Will Sony blu-ray Google tv get 3d support?
    -Divx support?
    -Hulu support?
    -Media player support more format?
    -Video chat support?
    -Will it be smooth like honeycomb on the tablet?
    -Better Google chrome browser? (Current Chrome browser dont really work great with D pad and the courser is hard to use.)
    -More video APPS like dailymotion,megavideo,metacafe. etc
     
  2. eferz

    eferz Well-Known Member

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    Look. Google has missed at least four expected release periods for Google TV's participation in the Android Market and the 3.1 update. Most of us are at the point that if the Google CEO, Larry Page --himself, came over to our homes, slap us in the ass, and said it was going to be released tomorrow then the very notion would still be met with great skepticism.

    If there's one thing you can be sure of, is that Google isn't ready to provide the Android Market nor Android 3.1 to Google TV. And regardless of what the alleged release date happens to be or whom it is quoted by, they aren't going to release it until they are ready.

    The "Honeycomb" change logs are here: Android 3.1 Platform | Android Developers, but since Google TV is considered a super-set of the Android devices, you'd have to scrounge here: Google TV and Android Applications - Google TV Android Developers Guide - Google Code .


    Honestly, its not necessary to have a dedicated app for YouTube. All that's necessary is that the YouTube interface is optimized for Google TV. The devices, that currently use a standalone application for YouTube, are the ones which cannot get the actual website or content available. As a one-off interface, they never keep up with the current technology deployed from the browser.

    /shrug

    Partical codec Divx support is already handled under the AVI file container. It will be expanded as per: Supported Media Formats - Google TV Android Developers Guide - Google Code


    That's up to the Android Developers at Hulu, and would require the Android Market. Currently, there are few Android devices which support Hulu Plus, and as a quote from their blog, "We're extremely excited to offer Hulu Plus subscribers the opportunity to watch premium content on these smartphones when, how and where they want it. As we said when we initially launched, we'll continue to work hard to support additional devices"

    If you're talking about the advertisement subsided Hulu content which is accessed through the web browser of PCs and MACs, that's pretty unlikely as Hulu is bound to contractual obligations and legal restrictions from making that content universally available.

    Yep, its already listed here: Supported Media Formats - Google TV Android Developers Guide - Google Code

    Currently, Video Chat support is only available to the Logitech Revue with the Logitech ViD HD app and the Logitech TV Cam accessory. During Google I/O it was implied that there was something holding it back from being deployed as a native Google TV implement.

    Hopefully.

    Surely.

    That will be entirely up to the website and their interest in deploying Android apps for Google TV to access their content.
     
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    trudinh New Member

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    2 changes, i want the new Google tv OS to at least change are.

    -Chrome browser to be able to watch anything on the web,
    -divx
    -work with video that has ads.(dosnt work so well)
    -ETC

    Media player to play any type of file off my computer.
     
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    That's not up to Google.




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    As for Hulu Plus, I think Hulu could do it without needing an app or Google endorsement. All they need to do is make a webpage that blocks all non-TV approved content. You can log in on their site and view the queue. All they need is to go one step further and enable plus videos to plus members across the board.

    Hulu just needs to think outside the box.

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    Of course I would want the page to be enhanced for GTV. Use the media buttons and such. Crackle does well as a page and Youtube is decent so it's certainly possible.
     
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    eferz Well-Known Member

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    Hulu doesn't need Google's endorsement to create an app for Google TV. The Android Market Place isn't ran by totalitarians like the Apple's App Store. Everyone can put an app on the Android Market Place without anyone's consent.

    As for the reason that Hulu has been creating standalone apps for Flash mobile enabled clients, is to create a secure connection without using Flash. While they can do it within Flash, it is inefficient and eats up quite a bit of processor time, not leaving many cycles for decoding audio and video streams. This isn't a problem for standard computers because the processors are expected to be able to keep up and more. However, mobile processors aren't expected to have the same level of prowess. So, instead they use the native device's API to form an efficient and effective secure connection without overloading the processor.
     

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