The freshest news is at the top: Google TV: “For the developer there’s no bigger market than the TV market,” said Google’s TV product manager, Rishi Chandra, who then tried to demo the new Google TV but was severely hampered by connectivity problems in the keynote hall disrupting the TV’s Bluetooth keyboard connection.
Once it got going, the demo basically showed this: Google TV puts both a browser *and* television functionality on one screen. So, the quick search box goes across both the TV and web.
Android Froyo: With 100,000 activations per day across 59 carriers, Android is getting better and faster.
The new version includes: 2x-5x application speed-up with just-in-time compilation, new Microsoft Exchange support including auto-discovery, new APIs for device management including remote device wiping, an application data backup API, a cloud-to-device messaging API, tethering and portable hotspot support, 2x-3x Java Script performance, camera support within the browser, support for Adobe Flash 10.1 and AIR, the ability for developers to plug into search and load apps onto the phone’s SD card, the option to update all apps and enable automatic updating, better bug reporting, a web-based app directory that sends apps directly to the phone over the Internet.
Updated: Google’s (s GOOG) developer conference in San Francisco is offering a range of announcements across the company’s products.
Here’s your quick guide to the news, which we’ll be updating Wednesday and Thursday.
You Tube Leanback will be launched in the next few weeks, allowing you to organize your own playlists for watching on your TV.
And the NBA has optimized to use Google TV controls and send games straight to the DVR.
Also on the video front, Clicker demoed a living room-ready version of its online TV guide, built with HTML 5.
Also, through Google’s acquisition of Simplify Media, users can stream home music library directly to their phone.
Two more API additions: The Google Feed API now includes push updates, as well as a bunch of new open-source web fonts and a font API.
You can watch or set up recording directly on the DVR, or you can hook into a show or clip streamed online, through something like your Netflix account or the open web.
“It’s just as easy to go to any site on the web as any channel on TV,” said Chandra.