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The LHG Releases the First Build of AOSP TV for the 96Boards HiKey Platform

When we think of AOSP, many believe it's one single code base that can be universally installed on a number of different platforms. While AOSP can be used on a number of different form factors, developers need to use certain components that are made for the device type it will be used on. For example, if you're...

Marclay Displays Landscape Videos Behind Your Notifications on Android TV

Android Experiments is Google's way of highlighting applications that have interesting and unique features. We've seen projects like a VR-style camera using just the hardware in your smartphone, a project to lock people out of their phones so you can enjoy a family meal in peace, and even a tic-tac-toe game that used a 3x3x3 cube...

[UPDATED] Smart Home & Home Automation Protocols Guide: Creating Your IoT Paradise

Smart home popularity has risen substantially over the past few years, and even the past few months. CES 2017 set the scene for another small explosion of these devices as Apple, Google, and Amazon all expanded their smart home ecosytems – albeit at different rates – with Amazon’s Alexa assistant boasting the most growth. Thrust into the...

FCC Documents Reveal a Look at a SHIELD Portable Refresh

3 years ago, NVIDIA introduced a tablet that re-imagined portable gaming. That tablet was the NVIDIA SHIELD Portable. While considered small for a tablet (with a screen size of 5 inches), it came with a full sized console controller attached. Unfortunately, it was prohibitively expensive for many consumers and suffered from a severe drought of game selection,...

Google Assistant is Coming to Android TV, Android Wear 2.0 and More Devices

Google Assistant has been somewhat of a replacement for Google Now for those who have compatible devices. Many are still waiting for Google to bring the new service to their device, and they're now making some progress with this. Sadly, we still aren't seeing official support for it on non-Pixel Android smartphones, but Google has announced...

Dish officially announces the AirTV Set-Top Box based on Android TV

Throughout the summer of 2015, some people noticed product pages for an unreleased device called the AirTV on various retail websites such as Amazon. We then started to see Dish Network apply for trademarks on the AirTV name which revealed that it was a collaboration between EchoStar’s subsidiary Sling Media and Dish’s Sling TV. Towards the...

NVIDIA Bringing Plex Media Server to SHIELD Android TV with 3.2 Update in June

During Google I/O 2016, NVIDIA shared some great news about things coming to the SHIELD Android TV, and we covered a good part of it back then. We were also told of more things to come, which gave us something to look forward to. During that time, one of our editors picked up a SHIELD...

Here’s Everything You Missed During Google I/O [Part 2 – Users]

Yesterday was a pretty hectic news day for the Android tech world. With the keynote speech at Google I/O came many major announcements of which you can catch up on by reading both of our recap articles ([1] [2]). Alternatively, if you have 2 hours to spend you can watch the entire keynote speech on YouTube. However, there...

Here’s Everything You Missed During Google I/O [Part 1 – Developers]

Yesterday was a pretty hectic news day for the Android tech world. With the keynote speech at Google I/O came many major announcements of which you can catch up on by reading both of our recap articles ([1] [2]). Alternatively, if you have 2 hours to spend you can watch the entire keynote speech on YouTube. However, there...

I/O 2016: NVIDIA, Google Boost SHIELD Android TV Rule of Living Room

Media Embraces Android TV After the keynote we were treated to news that media giants Viacom, Disney and CNN are all jumping on board the Android TV train. Disney is soon releasing support for the platform to its WatchESPN, Watch ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ABC News and Freeform apps in Google Play. Viacom is also joining in by...

How to Repurpose Android as a DIY ChromeCast

Over the last three days we've been taking an old device that is laying around collecting dust and repurposing it in a useful way. Today we show you how to make your own ChromeCast or Android TV device. This is accomplished using the apps Unwind Launcher and Tablet Remote. Check out this video to learn...

Android TV: Case Study of an Understated yet Meaningful Paradigm Shift for TV

The ill-fated Google TV (a predecessor to Android TV) was released in October 2010 and was supposed to be Google's foray into the television space that was still anyone's game. Launching with partners like Logitech, Sony and Intel and following up with LG, Vizio, and Asus; it was Google’s game to lose. But following a lukewarm reception,...
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