Shockingly better late than never Sony has decided to give updates to Sony Bravia owners for the Holidays. Reported originally 11 months ago the update is now hitting owners TVs. So lets go over what changed and what’s new. In some screens such as HOME, the screen design or usability is updated and you can […]

Android TV is a branch of Android which is optimized for remote controls and a living room interface. That’s great for many people, though some may feel like it is limiting and they’d prefer using a mouse and keyboard for navigation. While ROMs have already existed that can put stock Android on your NVIDIA Shield […]

The first Monday of each month has become Android Security day, when Google publishes a notice about all the security issues that have been reported and fixed in the last month. Like previous security updates, Google has alerted partners about these bugs ahead of time so they are able to issue patches. Additionally, Nexus devices […]

In Android 6.0 Marshmallow for Android TV, one of the changes made was that third-party launchers were blocked. On some operating systems, the “home” screen is standardized and everyone is expected to have it. However, Android allows developers to build their own home screens. When the user taps home, they are able to choose which […]

Pretty soon your Nexus Player will receive an OS update notification because it is time for March’s security update. The security bulletin, published today, contains a number of fixes in various parts of the operating system related to elevation of privilege. It’s not likely issues the average user will encounter, but any type of security […]

Last week, NVIDIA announced a preview OS upgrade to developers who wanted to try the new Vulkan graphics APIs. It was a build of Marshmallow with the APIs enabled. Developers had to specifically sign up for early access, while NVIDIA said that Marshmallow would be coming to the Shield TV “soon”™. In about a week, […]

Every month Google has been releasing a patch to their operating system focused around fixing security issues which have been reported either internally or from outside organizations. As the month has just arrived, it is time for another security patch. These fixes, which are still considered Android 6.0.1, will be rolling out to Nexus Player […]

At CES MediaTek, a large semiconductor fabrication company, showed off a new SoC (system on a chip) running the latest version of Android, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, on a TV. The new chip, MediaTek MT5596 quad core Cortex A53, supports 64-bit Android as opposed to the older 32-bit SoCs. The GPU (graphical processing unit) has also […]

NVIDIA is talking about a lot of things at CES, the annual Consumer Electronics Show. There’s a lot of talk about virtual reality and self-driving cars, but NVIDIA is also dedicated to producing consumer hardware with the Shield TV. They have announced that Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, originally a game for the Playstation 3, is […]

Introduction When you talk about Android TV, most people will talk about the NVIDIA Shield TV, the premium option, or the Nexus Player, the pure Google option. Although there are devices made by Sony, Phillips, and Razer, you will hear very little about the ADT-1. The Android Developer TV (Mark 1) was originally sent out […]

The Unreal Engine is one of the more popular game development engines, which makes it easy to build games by removing a lot of the boilerplate code necessary for input methods and graphics. Last month the Unreal Engine updated to 4.10, bringing support for game developers that will make it easier for them to support […]

Media playback is one of the core experiences of Android TV, so when the latest version of Android, 6.0 Marshmallow, was sent to Nexus Players with a significant bug related to color reproduction, people were understandably upset. Specifically, it seems like colors are appearing washed out. Blacks will end up looking gray and other colors […]

Today’s the big day: when Google starts to push out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to devices with an over the air update as well as posting the open source code to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). The first part is the factory images. You can flash the appropriate image onto your device to get the […]