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