Images surface of the Google TV reboot called Android TV
posted by Michael H. / Apr 06, 2014, 7:19 PM
The plan is to simplify the experience offered with Google TV, which was ambitious, but didn't always work the way Google had hoped, mostly due to a lack of integration from cable providers. Word has it that Google already has major video app developers working on optimized apps for the Android TV platform, which will also be simplified from traditional offerings. The Android UI will be a simple card layout (of course, it is always cards with Google these days) that will scroll to display various apps and games. Each card will be image heavy, as you might expect, and the app UI is planned to be very consistent from app to app.
The system will support voice commands and notifications, just like the current Google TV, but Google is reportedly urging developers to use notifications sparingly. The remote will feature a Menu, Home, and Back button for navigation. And, there will also be an optional game controller, likely built by Green Throttle, the game controller company that Google quietly purchased not too long ago.
Of course, this is still a Google product, which means there will be plenty of work going on behind the scenes. Google wants to be able to recommend and suggest content, as well as allow users to automatically continue watching something that was started on a phone or tablet. One leaked document reads that Google says "Access to content should be simple and magical". This means that it should only take a few clicks or a quick search to get to whatever you want.
source: The Verge
Cool with the right price and content I will buy one
posted on Apr 06, 2014, 7:25 PM 2
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Can Google say Apple lawsuit?
posted on Apr 06, 2014, 7:35 PM 1
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This plus XBMC, Media Broswer, Plex and others would be cool. I don't know, might turn my HTPC into a full time server and get this for my TV. I would love to see what custom roms and launchers come out for this.
posted on Apr 06, 2014, 7:37 PM 3
Looks almost exactly like Apple TV lolol
posted on Apr 06, 2014, 8:59 PM 3
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In what way???
posted on Apr 07, 2014, 12:14 AM 4
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@Sauce I've been doing the /s or /sarcasm for years. It's a tip of the hat to html coding and one of the few ways to show that your being sarcastic online without being misinterpreted. But by your logic your a teenage girl "SHYEEP" by using looool. I can see the point of using /s but not by laughing out out out out out loud.
posted on Apr 07, 2014, 11:17 AM 2
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The article says "now we're getting the first images of what could be the Android TV interface." NOT "the Android TV box/unit etc" I bet all my Google related products and services that that image is absolutely NOT what Android TV will look like if it ever comes to fruition.
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 3:21 PM 0
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