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OnLive streaming game service to be preloaded on all Google TV devices

January 11th, 2012

Google TV continues to make a decent impact at the Consumer Electronics Show. On Wednesday, Google and OnLive announced that the company’s streaming game service was coming to Google TV devices. OnLive delivers console-quality games that are synchronized, rendered, and stored on remote servers and then are streamed over the Internet. The service launched in …

Samsung CES 2012 booth tour

January 11th, 2012

There is no clear cut winner or loser at the Consumer Electronics Show but if there was, Samsung would easily be a top contender for the crown. The South Korea-based consumer electronics giant came to CES 2012 with guns blazing, showing off everything from new televisions, ultrabooks and smartphones to a revolutionary new washing machine. …

Live from LG’s CES 2012 press conference

January 9th, 2012

The Consumer Electronics show is always a massive event for the home entertainment industry, and 2012 is shaping up to be the biggest year yet. Hundreds of companies will showcase thousands of products, but among the companies that managed to generate some real buzz ahead of the show, LG really looks like it has some …

Marvell’s ARMADA 1500 CPU to power next-gen Google TV

January 6th, 2012

Google has teamed up with Marvell for the next-generation Google TV platform. Marvell’s ARMADA 1500 dual-core chipset will be featured within future products and will debut at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show. The ARMADA-based Foresight Platform is designed to deliver superior 3D video and graphics with rich audio and TV-friendly Web content. The dual-core chip …

Sony, Samsung, Vizio and LG to manufacture Google TV devices

January 5th, 2012

After a slow first year, Google is finally looking to make a big splash with the company’s Google TV platform. The Mountain View-based firm announced Thursday that Sony, Samsung, Vizio and LG will all be manufacturing Google TV devices this year. Earlier, Marvell and Google announced that the platform would be switching from Intel chips to ARM processors, however LG’s TV …

Logitech Revue units DOA for some customers, corrupted firmware to blame

December 27th, 2011

Certain customers who recently purchased the Logitech Revue Google TV set top box with the hope of transforming their normal TV into a web-ready smart TV have been left with nothing but disappointment. Logitech has confirmed that a small percentage of recently manufactured Revue devices were shipped with “corrupted firmware,” preventing select customers from activating their new devices. The box would drop its connection …

Logitech deploys Google TV update to Revue

December 8th, 2011

Logitech on Wednesday announced that it’s rolling out the latest Google TV software to its Revue Google TV product. “Some of the key developments include more entertainment choices such as access to Android Market; faster and more comprehensive search and browse capabilities; a simplified user interface, and improvements to the Logitech Media Player,” Logitech’s vice …

Samsung to launch Google TV next year

November 22nd, 2011

Samsung’s visual display division president Yoon Boo-Keun confirmed to The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday that his company plans to launch a television with Google TV software next year. The Google TV platform allows users to browse the web and interact with a television in a similar fashion as they would with a computer. However, Google …

Logitech CEO: Google TV was ‘a mistake’ that ‘cost us dearly’

November 11th, 2011

Speaking during the company’s Analyst and Investor Day recently, Logitech CEO Guerrino De Luca admitted the failure of the Logitech Revue Google TV set top box. De Luca said that Logitech has “no plans to introduce another box to replace Revue” after realizing that the launch of a “beta product” was “a mistake of implementation …