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Sony 4K Android TV

Sony's ultra-thin 4K Android TVs hitting store shelves in July

After missing their May launch window, Sony's 4K Android-powered TVs will be making their way to stores in the month of July. The 55-inch model in the 4.7mm thick X900C series will cost $2,499, with the 65-inch variant in the same series retailing for $3,999. The 75-inch X910C is slated to hit...
Sony 4K TVs

Sony's new 4K Ultra HD televisions with Android TV to start shipping in May

Sony has announced that its new lineup of 4K Ultra HD televisions, all of which will use Google's Android TV, will begin shipments in May, with pre-orders starting now. The new models all have Sony's X1 processor engine inside, which should make the Android TV user interface look even cooler...
Google TV

Google TV is dead, but some devices will be updated to Android TV

It's not exactly shocking news at this point, but Google has finally and officially retired its older Google TV operating system in favor of Android TV, although some older devices that used Google TV will be updated to the new television platform. Google TV first launched in October 2010 but...

The Razer Forge TV console will play Android games and stream PC games for $99.99

Razer has finally revealed the first concrete details of its previously announced Android TV game console at CES 2015. The Razer Forge TV console will be able to play Android-based games directly, and will also be able to stream and play PC games from a user's local computer via Wi-Fi. The...
Sharp at CES 2015

Sharp unveils new 'Beyond 4K' UHD TV, 85-inch 8K display and SmartCentral 4.0 for Android

Today at CES 2015, Sharp has kicked things off with announcements about upcoming 4K TVs, Android TV-based SmartCentral 4.0 and an 85" 8K LCD display prototype. Starting in 2016, Sharp will offer a handful of new devices including the AQUOS Beyond 4k UHD TV — which will offer 42 million more...
Moto 360

Google may be more flexible toward OEM customization on wearables, TVs and cars in the future

When Google announced Android Wear, Android TV and Android Auto at this year's I/O event, it mentioned that it was going to limit the amount of customization manufacturers would be able to undertake. However, that may change soon, according to vice president of engineering Hiroshi Lockheimer....
Beamly

Beamly aims for the big screen with upcoming Android TV app

Beamly, the television-themed social network interaction app for Android and iOS, has just announced it will support Android TV, allowing its features to be incorporated directly on TV screens that use Google's recently announced operating system. Beamly's mobile app allows for consumers to...
Vector 47: Android Wear, Android Auto, Android TV — Android everywhere!

Vector 47: Android Wear, Android Auto, Android TV — Android everywhere!

Google I/O has come and gone but we'll be talking about it for a good long time still. And who better to talk about it with than Phil Nickinson and Jerry Hildenbrand, two of the smartest people in the industry. Now, I've watched the I/O keynote twice, but they were both there. So, we got into...

Google to prevent OEMs from customizing the UI on Android Wear, Auto and TV

Google is actively preventing OEM partners from adding customized elements to Android Wear, Auto and TV, according to a report over on Ars Technica. It's no secret that Android as a mobile platform is fragmented when it comes to personalized OEM user experiences. There's a lot left up to...
Razer Android TV micro-console

Razer's gaming focused 'micro-console' is powered by Android TV, launching this fall

Razer's getting into the connected entertainment market by announcing a micro-console powered by Android TV. Set to launch later this fall, Razer's micro-console will be focused on gaming, and will be able to stream movies, music and other apps. Although Razer isn't divulging the exact...

Android TV announced at Google I/O

As expected, Google has taken the wraps off a new version Android for the living room at today's Google I/O 2014 keynote. Android TV, the successor to the ill-fated Google TV, brings a new, streamlined user interface to TVs, game consoles, and set top boxes, designed to put content front and...
Android TV games

Android TV will pack strong games support: multiplayer, hardware controllers, and more

As a part of today's Google I/O 2014 keynote, Android TV was announced, providing a new home for Android on the big screen. Google Play Games will be supported, allowing you to play with your buddies online and compete through leaderboards. You'll also be able to earn achievements in the games...