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Google Android TV 'is an entertainment interface, not a computing platform'

Apple iTV with 65-inch display expected in 2015
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Google is encouraging developers to build ‘extremely simple’ apps for its new Android set-top-box.

The Verge claims to have obtained documents from Google revealing that the company is about to launch its rumoured Android TV.

"Android TV is an entertainment interface, not a computing platform," read the Google document.

"It’s all about finding and enjoying content with the least amount of friction." It will be "cinematic, fun, fluid, and fast."

The document suggests that Google is asking selected developers to create apps and games for Android TV which all have consistent interfaces, with an emphasis on simplicity.

In other living room tech news, there have been more rumours about Apple’s iTV.

The Korea Herald suggests that Apple is currently testing 65-inch display panels. According to the report, around two million Apple iTVs with 65-inch and 77-inch liquid crystal displays were expected to be released in the second half of 2014, however plans have been delayed to next year.

Last week, an email between late Apple CEO Steve Jobs and the company’s top executives emerged.

In the email, the former boss talked about lodging a ‘holy war’ with Google and admitted that Apple needed to catch up with Google’s cloud services as well as its notifications, tethering and speech technology.

Image via The Verge.

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