Google TV made some significant updates to their platform this past week. They are making their platform compatible with Sony products, making Google TV compatible with the Android Honeycomb 3.2. This will be the last big update before the platform migrates to the Android Ice Cream Sandwich. So far this has only been made available to Sony devices. Here is what is new to this update:

  • Google TV now supports hardware acceleration, which should make apps with animation effects much snappier.
  • Updated devices also support HTTP Live Streaming. This should not only help with HTML5 web video, but finally make local media streaming through apps like Plex work on the platform.
  • Improvements to the way Google TV identifies channels will make it easier for app developers to build their own EPGs.
  • Improvements to the way Google TV identifies channels will make it easier for app developers to build their own EPGs.
  • Google TV’s Chrome browser also gets and uplift.

Google has promised it’s users that they will release frequent updates. This is just the first of many, and it has already been announced that more apps will be available for the Android 3.2 version. Google TV is hoping to make a huge comeback in the New Year and is finally getting the support they were hoping for in the form on high-end television manufacturers. They are hoping that consumers will get behind them as well. To learn more about technology updates for the Google TV, visit us at Connect Your Home or call (888)566-3474.