Sep 6th, 2010

Fall is just around the corner, and still no firm release plans are in place for Google TV, which has been pegged for a release during the autumn months. But thanks to a beta tester in possession of the Logitech Revue Google TV box we have the next best thing. Not only do we get a couple of pictures including a look at the keyboard controller that has been absent from most demos of the technology, but we also get a hands-on video of Google TV looking quite useful.

Not a whole lot is shown off as far as functionality but with a sharp eye you might catch a few tantalizing details, including the Amazon TV downloads announced after the new Apple TV unveiling and a Netflix app. Does this mean Netflix for Android phones isn’t too far away? We sure hope.

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The keyboard controller is looking nice, providing a trackpad, directional arrows, Android and navigation buttons, and controls for powering your devices on and off on top of a full QWERTY layout. Revue set-top box has HDMI in and out, two USB ports, and plenty of IR blasters to give you control over many devices from one remote via Harmony Link.

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We aren’t learning a whole lot that we didn’t already know, but gee I sure am starting to feel the tingle of excitement about Google TV. Forget tablets, this is what I want for Christmas.

[via CrunchGear]

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