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Topic: Google TV

Unable to catch Apple TV, Google TV said to rebrand under Android soon

10/10/2013, 10:10 pm

Adoption of the Google TV platform trails Apple's Apple TV device by a wide margin, and now the search company may be ready to rebrand its television offerings under the Android name in an effort to spark consumer interest.

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Chromecast hacked: uses Google TV code, stripped of Android features

07/28/2013, 05:07 pm

Google described its new Chromecast HDMI web streaming device as running a slimmed down version of ChromeOS, but hackers have discovered it's really Google TV without the Android features.

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Google's Chromecast is a Roku alternative, not a cheaper Apple TV AirPlay option

07/26/2013, 05:07 am

While broadly compared to Apple TV, Google's new Chromecast product and the WebRTC protocol behind it aren't really comparable to Apple's AirPlay, the wireless video feature that is the main reason people are buying and using Apple TV.

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Google to sell off Motorola's set-top box business as Google TV flounders

12/10/2012, 09:12 am

With its Google TV platform failing to catch on, Google is working on a deal to sell its Motorola Home Business, responsible for building set-top boxes for cable providers.

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Apple's rumored television is 'the elephant in the room' at CES 2012

01/12/2012, 10:01 am

HDTV makers have shown increased innovation at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, spurred in part by fears that Apple is planning an entrance into the market with its own television set.

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LG releasing Google TV-based smart TV as Apple television rumors swirl

01/05/2012, 11:01 pm

LG has taken the wraps off its first Google TV-powered television set, even as rumors of an Apple television loom over the industry.

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Google exec expects 'majority' of TVs to run Google TV in 2012

12/08/2011, 12:12 am

Even as rumors of an Apple television set continue to swirl, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has claimed that company's Google TV platform will be embedded on the "majority" of televisions in stores by next summer.

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Logitech confirms no plans for new Google TV Revue after $100 million bath

11/12/2011, 05:11 am

Logitech has confirmed that it has no plans to release a new Google TV-based Revue after implementation mistakes surrounding the device cost the company $100 million in operating profits.

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Adobe Flash fallout extends to TVs, RIM perseveres with PlayBook

11/09/2011, 11:11 pm

Adobe revealed Wednesday that its cancellation of Flash development on mobile devices will also extend to TV-related "digital home devices," while Research in Motion promised to continue in-house development of Flash for its PlayBook tablet.

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Google TV gaining Android Market, simpler interface with new update

10/28/2011, 12:10 pm

Google on Friday announced that it will issue a major update for its Google TV platform to some devices starting early next week, adding more applications from the Android Market as well as a simpler interface.

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Motorola purchase may bolster Google TV in bid to unseat Apple TV

08/15/2011, 04:08 pm

Executives for both Motorola and Google made clear on Monday that they intend to take advantage of Motorola's existing presence in the high-definition set-top box space, where the Google TV has failed to gain traction against the Apple TV.

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Briefly: White iPhone 4 is 0.2mm thicker; Samsung profit drops; Google TV

04/29/2011, 01:04 am

Initial reports suggest that the long-delayed white iPhone 4 is 0.2mm thicker than its black counterpart and may not fit all cases. Also, Samsung revealed Thursday in its quarterly earnings report that its profit dropped to the company's lowest figure in almost two years. Finally, Logitech reported disappointing Google TV sales of just $5 million last quarter.

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Microsoft to take on Apple TV with Windows-based set top box

01/04/2011, 02:01 am

A new report claims that software giant Microsoft will challenge the Apple TV and Google TV platforms when it introduces a stripped down version of Windows for set top boxes and connected TVs later this year.

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1M Apple TV sales confirmed; Logitech denies it was asked to halt Google TV shipments

12/27/2010, 09:12 pm

After announcing that sales of the Apple TV would top 1 million units last week, Apple has confirmed that it met the goal before Christmas, while Logitech has publicly denied a rumor that Google had requested a halt to its Google TV shipments in anticipation of a software update.

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iPad tops Mossberg's list of best reviewed products of 2010

12/24/2010, 08:12 pm

Technology journalist Walt Mossberg listed the iPad as his best reviewed product of the year, while he called out the Dell Streak and Google TV as the worst products of 2010.

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Apple TV challenge from Google falls flat in 2010

12/24/2010, 03:12 pm

Logitech has reportedly halted shipments of its Revue Google TV boxes through January while waiting for Google to update its software on the poorly selling units.

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Apple's iPad tops Time's top 10 gadgets of 2010 list

12/10/2010, 08:12 pm

Time magazine awarded Apple four slots on its 2010 top 10 gadgets list, naming the iPad the No. 1 gadget of 2010.

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Reviewers find Google's answer to Apple TV chaotic, complicated

11/18/2010, 01:11 am

The New York Times review of Google TV takes issue with its complexity, calling it a step in "the wrong direction," while The Wall Street Journal says it "missed the mark."

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iTunes movies come to Japan, US TV networks blocking Google TV

11/10/2010, 09:11 pm

Apple announced Thursday that movies are now available on the iTunes Store in Japan, while the major TV networks in the U.S. have blocked Google TV from playing content from their websites through the Chrome browser.

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Google looks to upstage Apple with new Google TV content teasers

10/04/2010, 05:10 pm

Google on Monday looked to stir up excitement over its forthcoming Android-powered Google TV platform -- and temper demand for Apple's rival offering -- by previewing a portion of the content arsenal its building with the help of its media partners.

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