Sunday, July 31, 2011
The Logitech Revue was one of the first Google TV devices announced and is still generally considered to be the flagship device for the platform. When it launched, it cost $300, which nearly everyone agreed was simply to much for what the product did. You could get a cheap PC for that price which could do all that and more, and for simple streaming duties, the Roku boxes start at just $59.
Late last week, however, Logitech announced that they'd be cutting the price from $299 to just $99, which makes it considerably more affordable and brings it right in line with the current Roku and Apple TV.
Plus, with the whole Google TV platform getting an update to Honeycomb later this summer that will allow installation of apps from the Android Market.
Personal note: We bought one. We were this close to buying a Roku, but for only $99, the future potential of Google TV is just too good to pass up. Expect a review of the product in the weeks ahead. :-)
After a much needed break, we are back to blogging! We spent the last few months house hunting, having a baby, and hosting many family visits. But life has mostly returned to normal, so we are going to attempt a return to our previously scheduled blogging.
The Android world hasn't slowed down, of course. In fact, it's gained momentum and it's becoming increasingly difficult for non-full-time Android sites (like this one) to keep up with all the news. So, as has been our strategy in the past, our focus here at H&HA will be to focus on the news that the general population would find interesting. This includes new device releases, exciting new apps, and breaking news.
This won't be the place to come for a continual stream of Android news. For up-to-the-minute news, rumors, etc., we recommend any of the great Android blogs listed on the side of this site. We plan to continue the weekly rumor recap posts, as well as occasional product reviews.
So thanks to those of you who stuck around this long. Here's to a more uninterrupted blog, more interesting posts, and more fun through the rest of this year and whatever comes next.