Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Jul 2013 17:51 UTC
Google "We had a lot of internal discussion on this, and have concluded that it's more Android than ChromeOS. To be specific, it's actually a modified Google TV release, but with all of the Bionic/Dalvik stripped out and replaced with a single binary for Chromecast. Since the Marvell DE3005 SOC running this is a single core variant of the 88DE3100, most of the Google TV code was reused. So, although it's not going to let you install an APK or anything, its origins: the bootloader, kernel, init scripts, binaries, are all from the Google TV." This thing just keeps getting more awesome.
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by Kochise on Mon 29th Jul 2013 18:28 UTC
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Title repeat...

Kochise

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URL
by dmrio on Mon 29th Jul 2013 20:25 UTC
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Chromecast
by tkeith on Mon 29th Jul 2013 22:02 UTC
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2010-09-01

Cool to know, but I doubt with such a slow dedicated chip it will be able to do much more than streaming. For $35 for me it was a no brainer. I've been looking for a way to stream video to my TV, but waiting for the right time. This should work well. I've always got a device with Chrome handy.

Hopefully it works with Linux. I guess I'll find out tomorrow.

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Congrats Google...
by ishtar on Tue 30th Jul 2013 16:46 UTC
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2013-07-30

For trying (and failing) to compete with Asian 35$ Android TV makers. While you would have expected this from Google 5 years ago, today it's overpriced, has horrible specs and is simply not competitive.

The end user still benefits greatly from buying, say, an MK802-III for the same price.

Google, just stop. Stop making products only to have them pulled later. Stop making products that don't compete in the market. Stop being Google.

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RE: Congrats Google...
by vivainio on Tue 30th Jul 2013 17:40 UTC in reply to "Congrats Google..."
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It didn't seem overpriced to most people based on initial consumer reception.

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RE[2]: Congrats Google...
by ishtar on Tue 30th Jul 2013 21:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Congrats Google..."
ishtar Member since:
2013-07-30

35$ for a Chrome window is overpriced, regardless of how you spin it. The people "accepted" that price tag because they don't know better and Google are good at PR, where those Asian Android-TV are only on Ebay, they don't get prime time coverage or re-blogged a million times.

The fact is, compare the specs to any full Android TV device and even the worse ones beat the Chromecast specs.

Also why isn't this Miracast? Because another money grab soon.

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Most modern TV have this already
by lucas_maximus on Tue 30th Jul 2013 19:17 UTC
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2009-08-18

Samsung are busy building an "Android of TVs" and SmartTV are selling out here in Spain and the country is in a massive recession.

I dunno how relevant this will be once Samsung are making most of the phone and most of the TVs and are now having their own dev conferences.

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