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|Android + TV = AWESOME!|
|Posted by Nick G.|
|Thursday, 20 September 2012 05:50|
So we all know about the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and what it can do. But why stop at smartphones? The answer is, we wouldn't, and we shouldn't. Here we have a few methods in which to enjoy all the features that Android gives on the comfort of your home TV set. This can be done in multiple ways: Google TV, your smartphone, or your tablet. Unfortunately, it's not without its problems, but for now you can still have a lot of fun with it.
"If you've been getting into the convenience and usability of the smartphone and tablet User Interface (UI) and are wondering just why your cable provider is unable to create anything with the same elegance and function, it may be time to slap Android on your TV -- yourself.
There are a few ways to approach this, and all of the methods have pros and cons.
The method Google has planned for us is with its native Google TV operating system -- a type of Android OS -- designed specifically for the big screen.
Negatives: At a hundred dollars and up, the boxes are expensive; and if you're used to copious numbers of phone and tablet apps, you may be disappointed. There's a limited number of apps."
Source: Tech News World