After announcing at CES, Las Vegas, earlier this year, Sony has finally rolled out the Android TV in the Indian market, becoming the first company to launch TV based on Google’s Android Lollipop. The Android TVs start at a price of Rs. 69,900 for a 43-inch model.
Earlier this year, Sony partnered with MediaTek at CES, Las Vegas and announced that it would manufacture Android Lollipop based Smart TVs. Sony’s Android TV aims to provide the proper TV viewing experience on Android and deliver the large screen experience it was designed to do.
Toshiba is one of the first television manufacturers to offer Android TVs in the Indian market. The japanese electronic giant has launched a new range of smart TVs powered by Android (v4.4.2 KitKat with access to Google Play) that will allow viewers to access a wide range of apps, games and videos.
Launched under the brand Regza, the Ultra HD 4K L9450 and the full-HD L5400 seriesfeature personalized content, visual details, stunning graphics, built-in Wi-Fi, and a Web browser to access any website.
The smart TVs support up to eight user accounts, [...]
Google has been trying very hard to get into our living rooms for long time now. Google TV was introduced way back in 2010 with the first Google TV’s being made by Sony and Logitech. In the second generation of devices, LG, Asus and others had also partnered on Google TV. But sadly, Google TV wasn’t a success. Nor was the Nexus Q which was a media-streaming entertainment device introduced in June 2012. Even Nexus Q wasn’t much of a success and later was replaced by Chromecast which was launched at last year’s Google I/O.
Though, it seems like Google’s new [...]
There’s a new report coming out this evening, via GigaOM, that the next generation of Google TV devices are going to get rebranded as Android TV. GigaOM is also reporting that OEMs are producing new Google TV have been informed them that Google is officially changing the branding to Android TV for the next round of products hitting the market.
The report also mentions that LG may be planning to update its Google TV hardware to Android 4.2 sometime in October, with other manufacturers to follow in the coming months. Google TV is currently based on Android 3.2 Honeycomb, which is obviously a few versions behind the [...]