Friday, June 18, 2010

Countdown to Droid: Day #13

Welcome back! it's Day #13 and we are still going strong in our obsession of Droid! As I mentioned I wanna talk a few things Google which of course is responsible for all our Android/Droid goodness! First up Google TV! For those of you who weren't watching the Google I/O conference like I was as soon as it was up on YouTube. You might not have heard about Google TV. So whats the basic idea behind Google TV? Google TV brings your TV, your DVR, and everyones Internet together in one. They put up a quick video explaining it on YouTube:

Other than "coming this Fall" we don't have any actual dates yet. But what I like most about this idea is the set-top boxes that Logitech is going to make that will go great with my nice HDTV I already have. And I'm sure at a fraction of the cost the new Sony Google TV's are. Although no price has been disclosed yet either.

The set-top box is officially being called the Logitech Revue. Logitech explained there reasoning behind the name:

At Logitech, we’re known for certain kinds of products – peripherals, video calling, entertainment control, streaming media….

Logitech Revue does everything we’re known for and more. So it couldn’t just be the Harmony Box or Squeezebox TV or, even worse, the Logitech TV Hub (although believe me, we’ve discussed them all). The meaning of Revue is a type of multi-act theatrical entertainment that combined music, dance and sketches – wildly popular between 1910 and 1930.

Logitech Revue is a companion box and controller that brings the experience of Google TV to your TV screen. It combines everything on the Web, cable or satellite content, apps, video calling and more that will be wildly popular between 2010 and 2030, until we reinvent interaction again.

It all sounds great to me for one! Thats gonna wrap another day here at the Countdown! As always please leave any comments or questions you may have. Don't forget to follow us, subscribe to our feed, share us on Facebook or Twitter or follow us on Twitter @ReBuke78. Till next time...

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