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We've been hearing rumors about Android TV, Google's push to get Android into the set-top box market, for a while now, with the most recent leaks pointing towards a Google I/O announcement. Looks like we're definitely going to see Google take the wraps off of it tomorrow, as the Riptide GP2 dev prematurely posted a changelog that all but confirms it:

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Unfortunately, the log has since been pulled, but not before an eagle-eyed Android fan could grab a screenshot and toss it onto Google+.

The night before Google I/O Day One is always fun, and leaks like this one are exactly why. I can't wait to see what else Google has in store for us this year. Naturally, we'll be covering everything as it happens, so keep it locked on AP for all the I/O coverage you can handle.

via Aaron Burrell

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • silver_arrow

    Frankly with the Glass V3 and expansion into the UK announced literally week of i am expecting massive announcements for those to be cut out of the keynote

    • hp420

      It wouldn't surprise me...a slight hardware upgrade is never really enough to showcase anything anymore.

    • True Radiant Free

      Yeah but look at Microsoft's not so good E3 conference

  • Esqueleto Kiely

    Awesome!

  • Brett Besa

    Shall I post the It's Happening gif now or will someone else?

    • smeddy

      I'll call the team

    • Tyler Cooke
      • http://mwinter.in/ Yan Gabriel Minário

        Damn you I just finished uploading mine! >:(

        • PhilNelwyn

          56k?

          • http://mwinter.in/ Yan Gabriel Minário

            Korea download speeds. Russia upload speeds.

      • Mayoo

        In before "I forgot about Canada" image ... I think Android TV will be the new reason why I post this since we now have Music.

    • http://mwinter.in/ Yan Gabriel Minário

      Wait for it.

    • Krzysztof Jozwik

      I've seen this GIF on EVERY damn post. Therefore.

      • http://mwinter.in/ Yan Gabriel Minário

        Too bad it won't move.

  • ktwombley

    How does this developer know about androidTV and have enough early access to the APIs to release a game already? I smell link bait.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Are you...serious?

      It's very common for Google to work with developers on unreleased hardware/software projects so they'll have content at launch. Think about Chromecast, for example. Netflix and Hulu were ready to go out of the gate. You don't think that stuff just happens, do you?

      • ktwombley

        For sure some devs get early access. But there's a big difference between Netflix, Hulu, and some dude. (See my previous reply about misunderstanding who this Dev is. )

        • True Radiant Free

          Even the editors here at AP have attitude problems...sheesh

          • hp420

            You've obviously never been to PS3hax, apparently. There, members aren't fully vetted until a staff member trolls the living shit out of them for absolutely no apparent reason.

          • Thomas

            To be fair if you have been following announcements in the mobile space, Riptide has been very exposed, so really he should know about Riptide, or at least know little enough to not outright question it like that.

        • WORPspeed

          If I remember correctly, Riptide was also used to demosntrate how Google Play Games worked, so this wouldn;t be the first time Google approached them for a developer early access program.

          EDIT: yup, see this:
          http://news.en.softonic.com/google-io-google-play-games-services

    • Anthony Tyson

      Didn't they get fire tv too. There pretty important apparently.

    • Alex Maras

      The dev for Riptide GP2 was behind one of the demos for Google Play multiplayer on Android which was shown off at Google I/O. They evidentally have a good relationship with Google for flagship-esque games.

      • ktwombley

        Makes sense. Serves me right for assuming that a game wasn't big just because I don't recognize it.

        • Alex Maras

          It's a fun game, worth giving a shot if you have a powerful enough device and enjoy the odd racing game. It works very well on mobile as the whole tilt-to-steer controls feel more natural with a jet-ski.

          • joser116

            It worked with the Kyocera Hydro, a single core 1 GHz device with a GPU close to the Nexus One and less than 512 GB RAM, with highest settings turned on, no kidding.

          • Alex Maras

            Holy crap! That's pretty impressive. I had a little bit of a frame drop with my Nexus 7 2012 edition but that lags on a lot of stuff (apparently a common problem) so that's not very surprising. Maybe they've even improved the performance of it lately.

          • joser116

            I tried it a pretty long time ago. Their games are really well optimized. The Riptide GP games were actually specially optimized for the Tegra 3, which is in the Nexus 7 2012, and extra effects were added, so maybe that is why you are seeing those few frame drops. It was one of the few games that got into the Tegra Zone app store.

          • Neo

            512 GB Ram o_O ? lol that must be the device from a distant future.. if you find another lemme know ;)

          • joser116

            Haha, thanks for letting me know. Initially I had written less than 1GB of RAM, then changed it to 512, but forgot to change the GB to MB.

          • Simon Belmont

            The original GP game actually runs flawlessly on my 2010 B&N Nook Color running Android 4.4.3. I'm still amazed at how good it looks on a device that's approaching 4 years old.

            That's with 512MB of RAM and a single-core OMAP 3 SoC. Ancient by today's standards, but still works great.

    • Kevin

      Vector Unit are probably one of if not the best game developers on Google Play. When Cloud Support was introduced by Google, they had already implemented on their games day 1. Their games can run on ancient devices and they always follow all app guidelines.

  • http://about.me/andrew-nguyen Andrew Nguyen

    That volume panel while trying to screenshot though

    • Billy

      Sent as hell!

    • BigTimmay

      Hate when that shit happens.

      • krazyfrog

        Happens all the time. Worst is when the person doesn't even bother to take another one without the damn thing on the screen. How lazy can one be?

        • ReyMaxwin

          The need for over scan adjustment is even more annoying. You'd think the system would handle that for developers. I just wish one TV bucked the evil trend entirely and removed over scan support all together.

          • Sergii Pylypenko

            That's why I abandoned development for Ouya. They should have had this option from the very beginning.

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  • True Radiant Free

    I hope Beach Buggy Racing gets shown tomorrow at Google I/O.

    • hp420

      why not angry birds...we ALL need angry birds on yet another device, afterall

      • https://plus.google.com/u/0/108482452903817442299/posts Andrew Bone

        With a Wii mote like controller to fling them, that is what we all crave ;-)

        • Randroid

          Brawndo's got what plants crave

          • Simon Belmont

            Ha. Yeah.

            It's got ELECTROLYTES. Yum.

        • hp420

          lol so true

          -.- worst. controller. EVER!!!

  • Joseph Lampke

    I really wish it was just Google TV with a facelift :(

    • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

      So you're wishing for failure?

      • Joseph Lampke

        Good point...
        But I'm wishing for anything but Android 3.2 on my Blu-Ray Player...

  • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

    I've wanted an official Android video game console for a while. Looks like this will take that position, as well. If pricing is right, and preorders are available tomorrow, it may prove an expensive day for me between this and Android Wear.

    • jan klassan

      Tell me about, google glass just hit the Uk about 2 days ago and im still trying to stop myself from doing something silly.. now these.. might have to go back to stripping to foot these bills..

  • http://www.twitter.com/b_boogey_xl b_boogey_xl

    The ONE time someone updates the log...

    • krazyfrog

      I know, right? Update logs these days are either non-existent or have details from the previous major update. Whatever happened to updating the log with the software.

      • hp420

        Google leads by example

        • Krzysztof Jozwik

          So the last 67 versions of G+ weren't just bug fixes?

          • alex0000000001

            No, some were stability improvements.

          • hp420

            Only 65 of them were. One they just re-used the update log from the previous release, and one they released just to mess with us

      • Daniel Collins

        I feel like it was intentional.

  • baloubi

    they talk about split screen for their upcoming game to

    "SPLIT SCREEN
    Race shoulder-to-shoulder with up to 4 friends on one tablet or TV-connected device."

    http://www.vectorunit.com/beach-buggy-racing/

    • Daniel Collins

      OH, HELL YES.

  • Sir_Brizz

    I am dying for this event tomorrow. How wait?!?

  • Deeco

    How can they 'accidently' upload the changelog? This was done intentionally.

  • Dee Norbert

    The Google I/O Live stream will be on there Google Developers channel?

  • thedesolatesoul

    Is it fair that select developers get early access+support and the rest are trailing years behind trying to make sense of an API that changes every month?

    • Krzysztof Jozwik

      No.
      However, it does help the platform to give some people early access and support. It also helps their presentation if they can show it off right away.

  • Hi

    Maybe they are just making us think Android TV is being announced, but then they will crush our dreams. This 'accident' seems too suspicious.

  • br_hermon

    Vector Unit did this same exact thing last year too...

  • http://www.icahbanjarmasin.com/ Icahbanjarmasin

    Awesome..thank you very much.

  • Daniel Collins

    It sounds awesome to be able to play GP2 on a TV. Especially with split-screens on a GOOGLE TV.