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Android 5.0 Lollipop, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player: Welcome to the next era of Android

Android 5.0 Lollipop, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player: Welcome to the next era of Android

With a new phone, tablet and living room play — to say nothing of new hardware — Android ushers in its next generation And with that we've just had a whole bunch of Android awesomeness dumped upon us. Android 5.0 Lollipop is officially official. New nickname, a pretty major bump in version...
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This week's sidebar poll: Are you swapping your Chromecast for a Nexus Player?

One of the coolest things we've seen in the past few weeks is the new Nexus Player. The consumer debut of Android TV brings a mix of Google TV and Chromecast, allowing you to do a bit more but also being a bit more intense (read: complicated) than everyone's favorite, the Chromecast. We think it'...
Nexus Player now available from Best Buy and Newegg

Nexus Player now available from Best Buy and Newegg

The Nexus Player is now available outside of the Google Play Store, notably at Best Buy, as well as online retailer Newegg. The device is available from both outlets for $99.99, with the game controller also available from both at a price of $39.99. The Player served as the consumer launch of...

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Google's new Nearby Connections API means Second Screen fun with Android TV

Google wants Android TV to be your hub, and your smartphone/tablet to be the controller. We're no strangers to Second Screen apps here, especially as they apply to video games. The big thing that pushed Second Screen apps forward in the current generation of apps has been the application of a...
Google's Nexus Player to be available in Japan at the end of February

Google's Nexus Player to be available in Japan by the end of February

It looks like the Nexus Player is beginning its exploration of the wide, wide world. Google announced today that the Android TV device will be coming to Japan at the end of February for 12,800 yen (about $108). Google revealed the expansion in a blog post today, noting that this is the first...
Qbert Rebooted

Old-school (and new-school) Q*bert is on the Nexus Player!

OK, technically it's "Q*bert: Rebooted." But the 1980s kid in me doesn't care. This version for the Nexus Player has got the original game alongside some newfangled rebooted version that's OK, but just not the same. So grab a fistful of quarters (eight of them, actually, to buy this game) and...
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Here's where to buy the Nexus Player

Google's first Android TV box now available from even more retailers A couple months after its initial release, you're finally able to purchase the $99 Nexus Player from retailers other than Google. That's important for a number of reasons — perhaps the best of which is that you might well have...
Nexus Player now available from Best Buy and Newegg

Nexus Player now available from Best Buy and Newegg

The Nexus Player is now available outside of the Google Play Store, notably at Best Buy, as well as online retailer Newegg. The device is available from both outlets for $99.99, with the game controller also available from both at a price of $39.99. The Player served as the consumer launch of...
Nexus Player Google Cast Receiver

Nexus Player's Google Cast Receiver updated in Google Play

A quick heads up for you folks rocking a Nexus Player: The Google Cast Receiver — that's the part that does all that Chromecasting stuff — has been moved into Google Play (or at least updated, as folks are pointing out) for easier updating. So make sure you update it forthwith. Or whenever. Just...
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The Razer Forge is probably the Android TV box you'll want to buy

Android TV and PC games streamed to your living room Right at the beginning of CES 2015 Razer, known primarily for its PC gaming products, launched its first Android TV device. The Forge TV is headed our way in Q1 for $99 on its own or $149 as part of a bundle with a game controller. We stopped...
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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...
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Here are the first Sharp TVs running Android TV

Sharp display with the added features of Android TV packed inside Now that Google has started shipping Android TV packaged in the Nexus Player it was only a matter of time before we started seeing companies releasing TV sets with the software on board. Sharp is one of these companies doing just...
MediaTek announces smart TV system-on-a-chip, already powering new Sony Bravia TVs

MediaTek announces smart TV system-on-a-chip, already in use on new Sony Bravia TVs

MediaTek has announced that they will be powering Sony's upcoming 2015 Android TV-enabled Bravia sets, shown off on Monday at CES2015. The company is also collaborating with Google on the first Ultra HD TV platform powered by Android TV. The Ultra HD platform uses MediaTek's MT5595 SoC and...

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