Google TV to be powered by ARM “soon”

Google TV to be powered by ARM "soon"

Nearly a year after Google entered talks with ARM Holdings, Google TV is speculated to be made available on the cheap, efficient ARM chipsets later this year. Charbax of ARMdevices.net published an article last week stating he has it on “very high authority from someone at Google (to remain anonymous) that an ARM-powered Google TV platform is coming soon.”

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Android 2.4 in May? Don’t hold your breath.

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Pocket-lint is reporting that Google will release the 2.4 iteration of Android in June/July. According to “multiple sources familiar with the matter”, there will be an announcement to this end at the beginning of May during the company’s IO conference. Android 2.4 will reportedly be dubbed Ice Cream (or potentially Ice Cream Sandwich) following on the heels of the launch of Donut (D), Eclair (E), Froyo (F), Gingerbread (G) and Honeycomb (H).

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Google teases with Android 3.0 Honeycomb video for tablets

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Google’s latest Android version 3.0, Honeycomb just got a bit sweeter with the release of a teaser video. Google is showing Honeycomb at CES, and it appeared first on the Motorola XOOM Android tablet. Google touts Honeycomb as being the first Android OS designed “Entirely for Tablets.”

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Google Nexus S overclocked to 1.3GHz with Bionix NS1 ROM

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Maybe you’re one of the lucky folks who managed to snatch up a shiny new Google Nexus S (by Samsung) smartphone over the holidays. Maybe you’re loving that curvaceous display and the Gingerbread-flavored OS, but you want a little more. You want a speed boost. Well, you can now overclock the Nexus S, but it comes at a price.

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First OTA update gets pushed to Google Nexus S already

Well, that didn’t take very long at all. The hotly anticipated Google Nexus S with its Gingerbread-flavored Android operating system has been out for less than a week and it’s already getting its first update. The Nexus S — sourced from Samsung — will get the first over-the-air (OTA) update bringing the system to GRH78, offering “important bug fixes” and the latest version of Maps.

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28 cool Android 2.3 Gingerbread tips and tricks

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Google is really serious about baking, so much so they’ve gone and released some tips for Gingerbread users. You’ll definitely wan’t to use your fresh Nexus S or other Android 2.3 handset to its fullest potential, so who better to get you on the right track than Jonathan Rosenberg, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Google.

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Android 3.0 Honeycomb to use NVIDIA Tegra 2 as reference platform

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When it comes to the Nexus phones from Google, it’s clear that they quickly become the reference design for other smartphones using the same OS. The Nexus S, for example, is the first to do Android 2.3 Gingerbread. So, what’s going to happen with the next iteration?

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Chrome OS to perish or “merge” with Android?

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Not even a week after the Cr-48 Chrome netbook was announced, criticism is already flying its way, and from an unlikely source. Former Google employee and creator of Gmail Paul Buchheit, had this to tweet “Prediction: Chrome OS will be killed next year (or “merged” with Android).” That is a little cold-hearted considering his former […]

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