Google TV getting Marketplace support with new Honeycomb update

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google-tv.jpgGoogle TV is to get an Android Honeycomb-based update this month which will bring with it a handful of new features for the platform.

The most notable of all is the introduction of the Android Marketplace to the system. With the Honeycomb 3.1 update, users will be able to access the app store on their televisions and make purchases. Google are also urging developers to build twin screen apps that could be controlled by an Android handset or Honeycomb tablet, which would then link up to actions on a flatscreen TV.

Elsewhere, Google TV will have a bit of a UI overhaul, simplifying the control scheme and brining it in line with the style of the Honeycomb variant of the Android OS.

It all sounds like a very nice update for Google’s beleagured TV platform, which despite oozing promise, has been met with mixed reviews and has yet to fulfil its full potential.

With that said, we’re still waiting for Google TV to ship to the UK, something which Google are taking their damn sweet time about doing. Get a move on Larry!

Gerald Lynch

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