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Asus Nexus Player could be one of the first Android TV devices

This fall Google will release Android TV, a version of its mobile operating system optimized to run on smart TVs and set-top-boxes. The platform will launch alongside Google Android L for smartphones and tablets, and it’ll be optimized to let you stream internet video from sites including YouTube and Netflix as well as music from […]

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Lilbits (7-29-2014): Why the Vivaldi open source tablet failed

Once upon a time a group of developers working on the open source KDE Plasma Active desktop environment for mobile devices figured it’d be cool if there was a tablet designed specifically to run the software. So they tried to find a device maker to offer truly open hardware with no proprietary components. It would […]

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Google: No OEM skins for Android Wear, Android Auto, or Android TV

In the market for an Android Wear smartwatch? You can base your decision on specs rather than software, because whether you buy a Samsung Gear Live, LG G Watch, or Motorola Moto 360, you’ll get the same user interface. Ars Technica reports that Google is insisting device makers offer the same user interface on all Android […]

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This could be what Android TV game controllers look like

Google’s Android TV platform is the company’s next attempt to bring internet video, search, and apps to the biggest screen in your house. Unlike the largely-failed Google TV initiative though, Android TV will also place an emphasis on gaming. While you can use a phone, smartwatch, or other device for basic Android TV functions such […]

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Razer will launch an Android TV game console this fall

Razer plans to launch its own game console this fall, and it’ll be based on Google’s Android TV platform. The company unveiled the micro-console today during the Google IO developer conference, but details are scarce at the moment. Razer is best known for making PC gaming accessories, but in recent years the company has been […]

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Android TV is Google’s (latest) play for the smart TV space

Google has been building software to bring internet video to your television for a few years… but the company’s Google TV platform never really took off. Now Google is trying again, and this time it’s using something called Android TV. It’s basically Android… but for the television. App developers can use Google’s 10-foot user interface […]

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Report: Android TV is Google’s next attempt to conquer the living room

Google’s first attempt at creating software for TV boxes never gained much traction. Google TV had some good ideas, but it had a confusing user interface that made finding apps and content tougher than it had to be, and most Google TV devices were kind of sluggish. Now Google is reportedly making another play for […]

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Lilbits (10-11-2013): Is this the Nokia Lumia tablet?

Nokia’s holding an event in Abu Dhabi later this month where the company is expected to introduce its first tablet, among other things. While Nokia hasn’t officially unveiled the tablet yet, serial leaker @evleaks says it’ll come in black, white, red, and blue cyan colors, and he’s posted an image of the cyan model. Previous […]

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Android TV box with Samsung Exynos 4412 quad-core chip now available for $120

Samsung’s Exynos 4412 processor is a quad-core chip which powered some of the fastest Android devices on the market in 2012, including the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone. Now it’s starting to show up in cheap Android devices like the $166 Hyundai T7 tablet and the $120 YW9300 Android TV box. […]