In early January of this year, Razer officially unveiled the Forge set-top box, which runs Android TV.
The Nexus Player has been available in the U.S. for quite some time now, but for those in the United Kingdom looking to get their hands on the Android TV-powered set-top box, the wait is about to be over.
Razer is a company that has built its brand on gaming peripherals and other devices over the years, but recently it has expanded its scope to include an Android TV-powered set-top box, too.
During Google’s I/O 2013 event, Android wasn’t nearly as big of a focus as it was at this year’s event. New features for developers, like Android Studio, were mentioned during the maelstrom, but there’s a serious argument that it could have used some more attention on stage at this year’s event, too, during the main keynote. The Studio has indeed been updated to beta status, with plenty of support thrown in for good measure.
Google’s annual developer conference is just over for 2014, and at Android Beat, we’ve brought you all the most interesting coverage of the event. Now, it’s time to sit down and try to digest everything that was announced, released, and previewed. Whether you felt overwhelmed over the past days, or you’re just now looking for a way to catch up on all the hotness, this post will help you find all the Android-related news and editorials from I/O 2014.
The main Google I/O 2014 keynote is just over, and we’re still trying to wrap our heads around everything that was announced today. If you’re a developer involved in the Android ecosystem — ie. the target of this conference — this must feel like Christmas morning to you with so many new APIs, SDKs, and tools to play with. If you’re a consumer though, you just got a glimpse of the future, and that future is all about Android. Everywhere.
Google has extended Android’s presence yet again, now including an SDK for all form factors that you can think of. The latest addition is to your TV, as Google has just unveiled Android TV.
Depending on your time zone, Google I/O kicks off either later today or tomorrow morning. The event is scheduled to begin at 9AM PDT and, like always, is being held at Moscone Center in San Francisco.
The event will start with a two hour keynote from Sundar Pichai, current head of Chrome OS and Android, where he is expected to unveil Android TV, reveal more features about Android Wear and even preview the upcoming version of Android.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Google is all set to unveil a new set-up-box at Google I/O later today that will go up against the likes of Amazon’s FireTV and Apple TV.
While the hardware itself will be made by another OEM, the software will be a new version of Android designed specially for televisions and appropriately dubbed as Android TV.
Google I/O will be kicking off in almost 48 hours, and we’re all getting really excited about Google’s annual and most important conference. This is where we usually see the evolution of past products and the announcement of new and intriguing ventures. This year won’t be any different, and from the rumors we’re seeing, the next few days are gearing up to be very interesting. Below is a list of what we expect to see at I/O and what probably won’t be making an appearance anytime soon.