Updates don't alway meet their deadlines, and that's fine. The Android 4.2.2 Google TV update that LG promised back in May may be late, but it's here, at least for some models. This is big news for people who have invested in Google's television offering, as it bumps the platform up from a rather old Android 3.2 Honeycomb base.
Unfortunately, some things are lost in transition. While updated Google TVs will have better mobile app compatibility thanks to Android NDK support, the Chrome browser has changed from the PC to the Android version, meaning there's no Flash support. There's no Crackle, no Hulu, and no watchESPN. But to ease the pain, there's a new Vudu application.
Overall, the difference shouldn't be all that stark. Menus may be reorganized, but don't expect a radically different interface. The update has been spotted on some GA6400 series models, but it should roll out to more, including the G3 series, before the end of the month.
Thanks, Saurabh and Nabeel.