While the Logitech Revue isn’t mobile, the Google TV box is running Android and we thought it we’d share that a new leak of Honeycomb has been found for the device and this time it brings Netflix and a couple of new tweaks along for the ride.
Let’s face it: Google TV has been quite a flop but bringing Honeycomb to the set-top box was enough to keep me interested and since it’s now only $99, I finally grabbed one. As many of you may have noticed, Google TV isn’t where it needs to be for any sort of adoption outside of the tech enthusiasts. That said, the approach is novel and I believe Google really is onto something, as having a powerful web browser a click away on your TV is a pretty nice experience. Still, it may not be until Honeycomb arrives before anyone believes it will actually worthwhile.
The latest leak of Honeycomb for the Revue brings a slightly more polished UI, Netflix support, and some tweaks in the Android Market. It’s not complete but the build looks closer to a finished product than it ever has been. Hopefully Google will stay true to its word and release the official Honeycomb update to the Revue, as it was announced with a summer release in mind. Summer technically end next Friday, and since technicalities obviously mean something, why not hold Google to its word?
More applications are now available in the Android Market, which is most likely due to the fact that they were built with the Android 3.1 SDK or higher. The video quickly shows off the Movies application optimized for Google TV and it’s looking pretty snazzy, we must say.
Whether or not the Honeycomb update will bring Google TV to the place the search giant would like to see it is beyond us, but we can imagine it will make it more functional than ever, and certainly easier on the eyes.
The leaked build is unofficial, will void your warranty, has no working recovery to bring you back to the previous build, and may just brick the unit completely, and one should keep that in mind before proceeding with the installation. That said, if you live for half-broken, bleeding-edge tech, go right ahead and get your Honeycomb on.