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 tkeith on Mon 29th Jul 2013 22:02 UTC
tkeith
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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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