Archive of posts filed under the Google TV category.

Chromecast closer to GoogleTV and Android than Chrome OS?

After few days from the Chromecast announcement, the device is been hacked and looks like there is more Google TV and Android than Chrome OS.
This is interested since the device looks like a Google TV for every TV and that might get applications in the near future like Google Glasses.
Alessandro

Kind of Chromecast: Google Cast Chrome extension plays YouTube on GoogleTV

I installed the Google Cast Chrome extension yesterday which many thought, including me, was the Chromecast extension. In any case I was playing around with it today on Chrome and my Sony GoogleTV. To my surprise I was able to connect from YouTube to the GoogleTV to playback videos.
It does not work from Chrome Tab, [...]

Re-Elected Adobe Community Professional

I have been re-elected Adobe Community Professional, thanks to Adobe. I think this is my 7th time since 2005!
Wow pretty cool !
Alessandro

Google launched Nexus 7 tablet

Google just launched Nexus 7 tablet at Google I/O 2012. Here some hands on.

Alessandro

AIR 3.2 SDK and runtime released

Adobe released AIR 3.2 SDK and runtime. The update is available on the Google Play (aka Android Market) for Android devices.
I have already updated my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Alessandro

1Billion app downloads over the Holidays!

Via EngadgetMobile, looks like mobile application usage is exploding since over the holidays there were more than 1 Billion downloads on the various mobile application stores.
These are impressive numbers but also pose a challange for developers. On one side is a great opportunity but on the other is a very difficult business to be in.
Alessandro

AIR runtime not compatible for Google TV ?!

I am doing some development for the Google TV with the Sony Internet TV but looks like the AIR runtime is not available for this device. It’s strange since Adobe is saying that AIR is supported.
I was trying to do is to install an AIR application I created. Once installed and selected it ased to [...]

Flash for Mobile browsers dead, finally !

Here is a surprising news from Adobe, they are closing development for Flash on Mobile browsers. Finally! Why I say finally? Because there are no developers who are targeting the mobile browser with Flash, cannot make money with it!
I have always mentioned this to developers, how do you make money from Flash withing a mobile [...]

Sony Internet TV Google TV 2.0 update available

Via Androidcentral.com, looks like an update for the Sony Internet TV Google TV 2.0 is available bringing Android 3.1 to the Sony Google TV.

Alessandro

My new toy: Logitech Revue Google TV

Here is my new toy: Logitech Revue Google TV
I got this for Android development and really looking forward to the new OS updated coming in few days!

Also will post more impressions about the device soon!

Alessandro

Google TV getting an update

Via Google TV Blog, looks like that Google TV is getting an update soon.

“This software update will be coming to Sony devices starting early next week and Logitech devices soon thereafter. We look forward in the coming months to announcing new software updates as well as new devices on new chipsets from [...]

My new toy: Sony Google TV

Looks like I got a new toy to play with, Sony Google TV.

The tv is pretty cool since it’s a LED TV and has a very clear picture. Google TV is integrated in the TV. The Google TV is pretty simple to figure out, a smartphone is much more complicated. It has some applications already [...]