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Google Brings Android Apps to TV

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by Ravi Mandalia
, 23 Aug 2011News

New reports have revealed that Google is finally introducing Android app support to its Google TV platform, something that the company has been promising from long, but failed to implement on for whatever reason.

The year was 2010, and the world witnessed Google, the Mountain View based search behemoth giving its best shot at taking your home entertainment experience to an entirely new dimension with the launch of the Google TV - a product that was designed to provide users with nice blend of web and TV content, and thus create a revolution in the television industry! The product failed miserably, at least by the standard of Google, and needless to say, that intended revolution never took place.

Google instead has been seen running helter-skelter in order to resurrect its shattered-dreams of taking over the television industry. One such proposed measure that could ultimately play a decisive role in the revival of the product was extending the company’s massively popular Android platform’s support to the Google TV, thus making it compatible with the apps in the Android Market. Finally it seems that the company has finally grasped the fact and started implementing it on a more serious note.

“While the number of apps available on TV will initially be small, we expect that through this early release of the add-on you’ll be able to bring optimized TV apps into the ecosystem more quickly,” Google announced on its Android blog.

“To start doing this, download the Google TV add-on today. Also, please continue to reach out to us on the Google TV Android Developer Community forum,” it added.

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