Google TV Getting an Android Makover 300x187 Google TV Getting an Android MakeoverThe Google TV as we once understood it is dead. However its return as the Android TV is now upon us. That’& rsquo; s according to sources near to Google. While the Internet search giant won’& rsquo; t verify strategies, we’& rsquo; re informed that & ldquo; Android TELEVISION & rdquo; is absolutely happening.

“& ldquo; For Google TV, this is more than simply a name modification,” & rdquo; says Janko Roettgers of Gigaom. “& ldquo; The TELEVISION platform was launched three years ago based on Honeycomb, the Android version that likewise powered Google’& rsquo; s initial step into the tablet world. Google’& rsquo; s newest tablets now run Android 4.3, but Google TV is still stuck on Android version 3.2, makings it much harder for developers to bring their apps to the TV screen.”

& rdquo; Google announced earlier this year that it would upgrade Google TELEVISION to the most recent version of Android, which would allow developers to use the exact same APIs available on mobile gadgets. The upgrade to Android 4.2 was officially revealed for Q3, but word is that LG will now upgrade their Google TV gadgets later this month, with other manufacturers following in the coming months.

It is unlikely, nevertheless, that the refresh will occur prior to completion of this year.

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