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Though some would have you believe Google TV has long been a dead horse, it seems Mountain View hasn’t given up hope just yet: just about a month after a handful of CES announcements, the company put up a Facebook message promising the following:

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There’s obviously no way to discern for sure what these “big announcements” might be, but as The Verge says, it’s possible they could entail the yearly GTV update or (more excitingly) a Google-branded device (Nexus TV, anyone?). Either way, we’ll be keeping you updated on the news – good or bad – as it comes in, so keep it locked right here on AP!

Source: Google’s FB page via The Verge

Jaroslav Stekl
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  • ABTBenjamins

    I'm really hoping it is a GTV device. I've been holding off upgrading my plasma screen for it, and I really want a new TV.

  • Luis Gustavo Gonzalez Taboada

    Hope it is GTV for PS3! #dreaming...

  • Jeff

    Google just started running their fiber in KC, it could be a TV service/device to run over it?

  • E.Graul

    I seen on another site back when ces was going on, that LG might be coming out with a Nexus GoogleTV... I hope its more about GoogleTV in whole then about a product line! Maybe ICS! Even if its going to be on the newer GTV's I would be happier to hear about then a Nexus GTV coming out!

  • Freak4Dell

    GTV DVR that I can buy to replace my FiOS DVR.

    Yeah...I dream big.

  • J-Dog

    I like the Nexus TV idea... And considering DoJ is allegedly green-lighting the purchase of Moto early this week & if not mistaken, they also have a decent cable box line-up to (or didn't Google get that part of the company in the deal?)...

    I would love to see it taking a more TiVo type route & having DVR capabilities. Running ICS would be nice (my TV gets it before my phone - how bout that). Maybe having a cable card slot so I can get the premium channels on it (rather than having to have both my cable co's & Google's box sitting by the TV)...

    Or maybe a PC port so I can run it on my HTPC... Or as a replacement for Windows Media Center on my desktop.

    • Asphyx

      Yes they did buy that part of Moto that builds the Cable Boxes, but they will still have a very hard time making any moves with that division unless the cable MSOs are fully on board with that!
      Highly unlikely they will allow things like Netflix to stream to their boxes and ruining their PPV and On Demand business.

      As for this new Google device I would guess it is similar to a Personal Home Cloud device that lets you keep all your music documents and video at home plus control things in your house such as that cable box and lights.

      They can update GoogleTv all they want but until they meet with the major TV Networks that have bloked GTV in the past and make a deal with them I don't see how they ever become more than merely the OS Tv Manufacturers use for their smart TVs in the same way Android is the OS used by phone manufacturers.

      It will be interesting to see what they have in store for us.

      As for what they do with the GI/SA division I expect it to be geared more towards impulse buying by remote control and other interactive TV features.
      But I'm not sure that has anything to do with this filing they made.

  • battousai

    well, it's the 15th, what was the big announcement??