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Sams Teach Yourself Google TV™ App Development in 24 Hours by Carmen Delessio

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Preface

A book about Google TV—really?

Yes, really. It seems like we’ve been waiting for Smart TVs or Interactive TVs for quite a long time. Streaming video and movies on demand has been a concept for many years that has now become reality. Smart TVs with web browsing and apps is the next step and Google TV is there.

With the release of the Android HoneyComb version for Google TV and, more importantly, the creation of an app market in late 2011, Google has created a great ecosystem for television development. The earliest version of Google TV did not provide a way for developers to create and publish apps. That changed with the addition of the Google Play market.

New devices such as the Vizio CoStar and TVs from Sony and Samsung are rolling out ...

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