Report claims Google is building a Nexus TV for 2014
posted by Michael H. / Dec 06, 2013, 8:50 PM
The Information is citing an anonymous Google employee as saying that there is in fact a Nexus TV in the works, and that Google is aiming to release the device in the first half of 2014. There is also talk that Google may be abandoning the idea of Google TV controlling and searching live TV, likely because that was one feature that had very little support. The report says that Google showed off the device to developers sometime this fall, and it included the touchpad integrated remote that you would find with most current Android TVs.
This isn't the first talk there has been of an official Nexus TV either. Back in July, The Wall Street Journal reported that Andy Rubin privately showed off a Google-made Android TV device at CES 2013. Apparently, the device that he showed off used motion sensing controls. That wasn't part of the recent report, but other details do match up.
We would like to believe that Google isn't abandoning the TV space, and it would be a silly move. But, we've heard reports regarding Android TVs before, like the fabled Android 4.x update, and that never came true either.
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Just call it Google TV so it's not tied to a specific line of products/services. :/
posted on Dec 06, 2013, 9:43 PM 0
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So Google whats to make a Nexus smart TV or will it be more.
posted on Dec 06, 2013, 10:10 PM 0
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They should call it "GTV" with a company motto "Nobody hits the G spot better" :)
posted on Dec 07, 2013, 1:08 AM 6
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If this focused on being affordable like the other nexus devices, I would snatch one up as soon as it went on sail.
posted on Dec 07, 2013, 8:25 AM 0
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I like this idea of running Android your non-Smart HDTV. If this Nexus device is affordable like other Nexus lines, There would be no need to buy a smart TV. You can grab a bigger HDTV at a cheaper price and attach this bad boy to it.
posted on Dec 07, 2013, 6:10 PM 0
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