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Video of Honeycomb running on Google TV

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Google TV has been plagued with problems. The platform was banned by Hulu and its flagship device, the Logitech Revue, was panned and has been selling so poorly that returns have outpaced sales. With all these problems, Google is still sticking with it and will soon launch a new version of Google TV that runs Android Honeycomb and has access to the Android Market. A few builds have leaked and Channel Android got its hands on one of them.

The video demo below shows Honeycomb running on the Logitech Revue, along with Netflix, Pandora, and the Android Market. There aren’t many apps yet, but the potential of an app store is immense and opens the door for many new types of content. If Google can nab sports programming, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant, and a few other services, it could have the ultimate TV box. Microsoft’s Xbox may become Google’s top competition in the space.  

To install this leaked update yourself, follow the instructions at GTVHacker. Installing leaked builds is always dangerous and these guys already bricked one of their Revues in this process. So be careful. This will also, most definitely, void your warranty.

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