Logitech just announced in a blog post that they will be pushing a firmware update to their beleaguered Revue set-top box running Google’s Google TV software. “We are pleased to announce that we will begin delivering a free software update of the Android 3.1 platform to Logitech Revue with Google TV this week”, the post says.
Power users were able to install Android 3.1 beta on their Revue box since August, but this is the official update. New customers should receive this firmware update automatically upon activation, the company notes. Logitech recently saidthey will be letting their supply of Revues run out this quarter and won’t develop any more or be manufacturing a follow-up device either.
The Revue update brings access to Android Market, faster and more comprehensive search and browse capabilities in the Chrome browser and system-wide, a simplified user interface, improvements to the Logitech Media Player, full keyboard navigation and support for Adobe Flash player version 10.2. More information from Logitech after the break.
The Quick Search Box quickly vets TV content, Web video, Apps, Bookmarks, and the Web, so you can spend less time searching and more time watching. And the TV & Movies app allows people to easily search, watch and even rate more than 80,000 movies and TV episodes from cable, Netflix, Amazon and YouTube.
With the Logitech Media Player software and your Logitech Revue, you can unlock your computer’s library of music, movies and photos to enjoy on your HDTV.
What’s more, Logitech Revue can help you visit with friends and family. Thanks to the optional Logitech TV Cam and Vid HD service, you can make and receive high definition video calls on your HDTV, and from the comfort of your couch.
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