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DISH Working with Google on Android-powered Receiver


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#1 OFFLINE   DustoMan

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:42 PM

This is probably way way out there if anything ever comes from this Google employee testing. I wouldn't be surprised if they were using the 922 hardware with a custom-build of Android. Doesn't the 922 already have a global guide search? How awesome would it be if they also included Web video in those search results like the new Tivo or Boxee? Kinda nice to see DISH working on something beyond what we have seen of the 922.

Here's the Engadget post that talks about the Wall Street Journal article: http://www.engadget....id-based-set-t/
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 12:05 AM

We've definitely heard of a few different Android-based satellite and cable boxes in the past year, but it looks like Google's exploring a real move into living room: the Wall Street Journal reports that El Goog and Dish Network are testing a TV search service on a new box that runs on "elements" of Android.


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Posted 09 March 2010 - 12:23 AM

Threads merged.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 05:49 PM

And here is the WSJ article: http://online.wsj.co...dist_smartbrief

Google hopes to connect the service with its nascent TV ad-brokering business, allowing it to target ads to individual households based on search and viewing data.


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Posted 09 March 2010 - 06:14 PM

And here is the WSJ article: http://online.wsj.co...dist_smartbrief


Just what we need more "insert ads", instead of less. And they will do it based upon what you watch or search for; even better. Considering they ads just pop up at any time, on any channel now, what is to prevent an inappropriate ad ( Enzite, fro example)to air when a child is watching "Cartoon Network" during the day, because someone decided to watch "Adult Swim" the night before?




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