Google Introduces New Android TV Platform
Google is continuously giving the efforts on creating a TV box with multimedia benefits. The TV will work on the Android platform. The aim of creating this kind of TV is to compete with Fire TV of Amazon, Roku and Apple TV etc.
The Verge exclaims that the Android TV introduced by Google will be made on Android platform for the purpose of entertainment interface. The new Android TV of Google will be like the current devices of Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV etc. You will get the apps, games, movies etc on a shelf, and thus, you will avail the part of entertainment from the internet along with the purpose of TV.
Google wants to develop simple apps for this Android TV. The user of the TV set will avail some technological features like touch screen support, cameras, and NFC (Near Field Communication) for communicating with the near devices like Smart phones for exchanging data, and some other special features.
If you think of its navigation system, you will get four-way directional keys. The left-right keys are for different content suggestions, and up- down keys for different categories of contents. This controlling device will have Back, Home and Enter buttons. There will be “optional” game controller button to navigate games.
According to The Verge, Android TV will contain Google’s own apps like YouTube, Play Movies, Hangouts etc. and some of the third party applications like Vevo, Pandora, Hulu, Netflix and games. So, it can be assumed that Google has already started working to make a successful tie-up with the third party service providers.
But, some of the Google TV partners like ST Microelectronics, LG and Sony etc have stopped mentioning the name of Google TV with their latest devices.