Thursday, May 16, 2013

Google Updates Google TV With Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2

Google TV didn't receive any stage time today at the Google I/O keynote, it will be receiving Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 and the latest version of Chrome. While Google has not elaborated on what new features Jelly Bean 4.2.2 will bring to Google TV, it is worth noting that this update will allow manufacturers to deliver updates within weeks instead of months.
Additionally, Chrome for Google TV will see update cycles every six weeks. The latest Chrome update will bring hardware-based content protection, a move that will make developers happier in respect to preventing piracy.
Current Google TV owners should anticipate Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 to be pushed out through their respective manufacturers “in the coming months”.
We've seen Google work with various partners to put Android on pretty much anything (e.g., TVs, gaming devices, cameras). Certainly Google TV has been around for a few years but it hasn't caught on as quickly as the Mountain View company would have hoped, hopefully this upgrade to 4.2.2 and the new Google features unveiled today entices developers to add new apps and make the platform more appealing.

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