Google TV updated to Jellybean
Google updates Google TV to Jelly Bean

16 May 2013 | Rasmus Larsen |

Not much was said about Google TV at yesterday’s Google I/O conference but some updates have emerged afterwards. Google is updating Google TV to 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with better Chrome integration and a new, revamped YouTube app. Flash is dead.

Google updates Google TV to Jelly Bean

One of the most significant changes is that Google TV now allows partners such as Sony and LG to update their Google TV and TV boxes to the latest version of Android within weeks rather than months. This would mean that the upcoming Android 4.3 update will arrive faster.

LG Google TV
LG’s latest Google TV will receive the Jelly Bean update in the third quarter of 2013


Google says that they are also moving to the latest version of Chrome. Again, they promise faster updates in the future. Developers can now also start to provide premium TV content in HD within web apps. Flash has been killed on Google TV. Yes, dead.

Google is also updating the YouTube app with a new home screen interface, better playback controls and support for the new TV channels subscriptions.

LG says that they will update their 2012 and 2013 Google TV with the Jelly Bean update “in the third quarter”. LG will also bring their Google TVs to markets outside USA, starting with Korea later this year.



Share on:


Latest news

JBl Link Bar

JBL launches first Android TV soundbar

16 Jul 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Samsung Q9FN

65-inch now 'TV size of choice' in North America

16 Jul 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
AMD Link

AMD Link brings PC game streaming to Apple TV, Android TV

15 Jul 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Hulu

Hulu is streaming in 4K again

15 Jul 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
B&O soundbar

Bang & Olufsen soundbar in the works

11 Jul 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
HBO Max

Warner's Netflix rival named HBO Max, launching spring 2020

10 Jul 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Grand Tour

Amazon Prime Video launches on Chromecast, YouTube back on Fire TV

09 Jul 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Hisense U9E

Hisense launches its first dual-layer LCD TV in China

09 Jul 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |