A reboot for the hapless Google TV project is underway: Honeywld Technology, a small Taiwan-based device maker, demonstrated a Google TV set-top box that lets TVs play movies streamed directly from Android 4.0 smartphones or tablets. The box, running Android 4.0, will also synchronize multimedia content including pictures. The box has an ARM CPU, 4GB of flash storage, 1GB of DDR3 memory and a MicroSD slot; ports for Ethernet and HDMI video; and Wi-Fi as an option. Price estimates by the vendor: $95-$120. The mobile devices will need to install an app, which is being developed.
The first version of Google TV was used in Sony's Internet TV and Logitech's Revue set-top box, both now discontinued.