Riptide GP2 changelog all but confirms Android TV hardware is ready
That Android TV — as in whatever software is will make up Google's next-generation living room play — is imminent was hardly in question as we watch the hours tick by before Google I/O begins. It's coming. What we weren't sure about was whether hardware would be ready for this year's developer conference. (We'd heard whispers to the contrary.) But when Riptide GP prematurely updated its app description this evening to say it's ready for Android TV, well, that just about seals it. (The app description has since been reverted to something a little less revealing.)
So, yeah. Android TV is coming.
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Source: Riptide G2 on Google Play
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I will be looking at this announcement with great anticipation, and if it goes on sale will likely pick it up. I like the hardware of the FireTV, so if this is comparable, I much prefer the non-skinned straight Google experience to the overlay that Amazon seems to opted with for all their Fire products.