Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: News | Home Entertainment

 

Google to Launch New Set Top Box with Hangouts

Google has a lot in store for its fans. After launching Chromecast, it is currently working on a living room plan which includes a set top box with Hangouts feature. This will include a video camera and motion sensor similar to Microsoft’s Kinect as part of the package.

Jul 26 2013, 5:42am CDT | by

1 Updates
Google to Launch New Set Top Box with Hangouts
 
 

YouTube Videos Comments

Full Story

Google to Launch New Set Top Box with Hangouts

Google to Launch New Set Top Box with Hangouts
Getty Images

Already, Google was in peak form with its Google TV and Chromecast services. But with its brand new living room experience, it is going to have its aficionados in a tizzy. The Wall Street Journal reported that a Roku-like set top box with Hangouts was shown off in a recent demo by Android head honcho, Andy Rubin. Tools necessary for videoconferencing accompanied the device.

A previous attempt at this by Logitech had failed. Their Revue Tv Cam had been an experiment that ended in catastrophe. However this set top box will hopefully be a success story. It was rumored to be offering Android OS applications, video games and Netflix/Pandora as its main services. Its launch was due at the I/O. The fact that it is still in its evolutionary phase remains to be verified.

This comes just after the Chromecast dongle deal that Google had to scrap due to rising demands. The set top box is said to be full of interesting features that will have the users on the edge of their seats. Microsoft and Apple meanwhile are working on their own versions of the system. That means that Google will have to deal with some adversity.

However, the fact that it is a very lucrative sector means that there will be plenty of space for many companies to share the economic pie. For now the set top box remains a closely guarded secret. Google has only leaked out enough of it to assuage the curiosity of the public.   

 

iPad Air Giveaway. Win a free iPad Air.

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update


Advertisement


More From the Web

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/20" rel="author">Sumayah Aamir</a>
Sumayah Aamir (Google+) has deep experience in analyzing the latest trends.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Neil Patrick Harris works with LG Electronics on Art Competition
Neil Patrick Harris works with LG Electronics on Art Competition
Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor, producer, director and modern art enthusiast Neil Patrick Harris is teaming up with LG Electronics USA for a digital Art Competition.
 
 
Miranda Kerr is Topless in new Commercial
Miranda Kerr is Topless in new Commercial
Australian model Miranda Kerr goes topless for new Jeans commercial. Watch below.
 
 
Tara Reid Survived Sharknado 2 with Sawhand
Tara Reid Survived Sharknado 2 with Sawhand
The #Sharknado2TheSecondOne movie aired Wednesday night. It as not as big on Twitter as the first one.
 
 
Kate Upton does not Get a Puppy says Verlander's Dog
Kate Upton's plea for a puppy got voted down by Justin Verlander's dog. See the photo below.
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind

The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.

The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.

Read more about The Geek Mind.