Did you ever go through your Android phone slowly trying to see if you could find the tv app, so you could watch tv on it like most china phones and smart phones do? Well, what if i tell, you that soon Google wants you to watch tv on your android phone?
Google announced on Android TV an operating system for Internet-connected televisions, game consoles and set-top boxes. Like Android, the mobile operating systems that Samsung,LG,HTC, Motorola and many other companies use to power their smart phones, Android Tv will be available for manufacturers to integrate into their own hardware. Google said that TVs from Sharp, sony and TP Vision, as well as set-top boxes from Asus and Razr will run on Android Tv.
GhBase.Com Tech News have gathered that, Android Tv is not the first attempt by Google to do television. Earlier tries, which probably you’ve heard of Google TV and the Nexus Q, were unsuccessful, but the much more succesful one is ChromeCast, the $35 dongle which was announced by Google Last year. In the 12 months that ended in May, Chromecast accounted for nearly 40 percent of the U.S. sales of devices that attach to your TV to provide online content, according to NPD Group, a market research company.
It’s a good thing Google is leaving the hardware for others and concentrating on just the software.
Android TV will have voice search, so people can ask questions and search for content by speaking into their phone, and likely soon, their remote controls. And because the voice search is powered by Google, speaking into a phone will not only return results for programming like “Game of Thrones” or “House of Cards,” but will also get you YouTube clips, information about actors and the like.
Will all these be great for the Ghanaian, since our tv stations would not work on the platform, because there are no cable tv stations in the country at the moment? Well, i guess not but the good news is, you can get to watch all the great tv shows right in Ghana as well, so Hullay! Ghbase will follow up on these story, so bookmark our website and come again tomorrow.