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Google preps Android Market to filter Google TV apps

updated 03:55 pm EST, Fri January 21, 2011

Android Market now screening for Google TV apps

Google has showed the first signs that it's getting ready to add third-party app support for the Google TV. Developers have noticed that apps now have to be checked to see whether or not they're using a touchscreen. Every Android phone shipped to date uses touch, suggesting that the additions are just for the TV platform.

Support for outside titles was promised for early 2011 on launch but has mostly been kept dark until now. Google TV needs both a larger resolution and can't make the same assumptions about location or other features as on a phone. Every app will have access to a hardware keyboard and a trackpad or mouse. [via Android Community]



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  1. mike87d

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    Excitement Galor

    I'm very excited about the Android Market coming to my Logitech Revue w/ Google TV. I already love the device and can only imagine how much better it will get with the addition of apps from third parties. The addition of apps even further justifies the rather low ($179) price that I paid for it. That's why I love working and being a customer of DISH Network - not only does DISH subsidize the cost of the Revue for it's customers, but it's always consistently been on the forefront of new technologies and pushing those technologies out to it's customers. If you want to connect your TV to the web, I highly suggest getting a Revue through DISH.

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