Google TV 2.0 (Android 3.1) Reaching Sony Hardware Today


Somedays I feel like I am the only person in this world who loves Google TV. But not today. Today I can pretend everyone loves Google TV, and indeed everyone gets a second chance to fall in love. And second chances at falling in love don’t come frequently. So take advantage. If only one thing could spoil news that the Google TV 2.0 update (otherwise known as Android 3.1 for Google TV) is already arriving for some lucky owners of GTV hardware, it would be that Logitech Revue owners like me will still have to wait a few more days. Lucky dogs owning Sony’s hardware (including internet-connected TV sets and the GTV Blu-Ray player) should start seeing the update any time now, and some already have. God bless.

[via AndroidCentral]

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  1. Sony should put this on the PS3… YEA!!!!

    1. OMG!!! That would BE EPIC!!!!!!

      Can’t wait for my Revue to get this!

  2. I’m chomping at the bit to buy into Google TV.. almost bought a Revue recently, but I’m holding off waiting to see if there are any kinds of limitations with the older hardware.

    Any idea if the Sony Google TV or the Revue will be limited in any way compared to the newer hardware that’s likely on the way? Slower? Lack of storage or some other new functionality?

    I’d buy a Revue (or even the Sony TV) in a heartbeat if I knew I wasn’t going to be kicking myself for not waiting for the new hardware because of some crippling limitation.

    1. Much slower graphics compared to something like Tegra 3 or even a dual core ARM processor, which would hinder your ability to play console-like games on it once they arrive in the Market.

      1. Yeah, I’m not expecting to play games on it much. I have an Asus Transformer with Tegra2 which I play some 3D games and such on, but I’m mostly interesting in applications for the TV.

        I haven’t heard anything about the latest GoogleTV hardware at all so no idea if it’ll even have Tegra2 (or 3) or anything that can handle fancy GPU functions, so in that sense the old hardware may still be comparable.

        so barring any console game playing ability and general benefits of a dual or quad core over a single core (which I assume the original Google TV has), I’m still curious about the differences.

        Anyone have any good info on the hardware specs of GTV1.0 devices vs the new proposed GTV2.0 devices?

  3. I have the Sony GTV and I haven’t received it yet. Updates usually happen when I turn it on in the morning when an update is available. Can anyone confirm they got the update?

  4. No update here

  5. No update for me yet either on my Sony GTV. I’m trying my best to be patient, but that’s really not possible after they’ve dropped the ball on this for so long. I’m at work now, but my wife is at home and has agreed to check for updates regularly and let me know as soon as it comes through!

    1. I have a post going on and a user has claimed that he got it this morning.

  6. I’m in the UK and really looking forward to this. One thing I’m not sure about is whether Google TV supports UK freeview? Ideally, it would support a dual tuner DVB-T2 (Freeview HD) and allow recording of it to the Google TV box. If this is the case then I can finally get rid of the the ageing Microsoft Media center that seems to crash once a day.

  7. II took a day off work so I can be here when it arrives .

    1. … and to smoke a bunch of weed?

  8. I’m very very ready to upgrade my Logitech Revue. And mark my words, if it’s as good as I think it is, I’ll be shelling out more hard earned money to buy an upgraded unit with better specs once they become available.

  9. I received the update! And it it is amazing. I will be posting a quick look on my website in a few hours.

    1. Look forward to that. Thanks!

    2. I posted the video!

  10. I love my Google TV. With this update, I can only imagine it will be so much better. I think Google TV got some undue criticism that mostly stems from content providers who block it specifically.

    I don’t know why they don’t allow games with touch. You could simulate touch with the Logitech keyboard using the pad and buttons much like Angry Birds implementation on Chrome.

  11. Wasn’t ICS suppose to bring Tablet, Phone, and TV into the same source code. Imagine if Google would have announced with ICS: A Nexus Phone, Tablet, and GTV device. That would have been amazing.

  12. I dunno why people don’t like gtv, I love it. Fios wasnt working with it at all until last week in my area (fios 1.9 patch) but now I can use it again and I missed it. Can’t wait to try the new update.

    1. My FIOS has always worked with my GTV and I bought the thing back when it was almost $300. :-) I just recently got the 1.9 patch and it still works. Maybe it was the FIOS STB you had.

  13. Why is this not in the PS3 instead of that piece of crap?

  14. I can’t wait for this to hit the Revue. Mine has been buggy as hell for the last 2 weeks or so.

    I’ve been running Honeycomb for a while now, but, man it’s frustrating. I really wish everything just worked.

  15. Can’t wait to get this thing on my Revue!

  16. hehe I just want HDTV. Can’t even think about GTV ’til that happens

  17. Good to know! I think I am one of 11 people that have the BluRay/Google TV setup. It isn’t a life-changer but I still dig it.

  18. Typically, I’m an apple fan. Actually pretty die hard still am. Saturday I returned my Apple TV 2 and got the Sony Internet TV Blu Ray. Running Android 2.1, my only gripe is a Hulu work around that I have not figured out yet. Otherwise, until Apple improves the Apple tv this is great. Still waiting on my software update though, not sure why my machine hasn’t gotten it yet.

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