Video: Hands-on with the Logitech Revue’s Honeycomb update

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Now that we’ve told you how to update your Logitech Revue with the Honeycomb version of Google TV, it’s time to show you what you’ll get for doing just that. Brought to you by Channel Android, here’s a quick look at Google TV 2.0 running on a Logitech Revue.

As you can see, the whole Google TV UI has gotten an overhaul. Gone is the old Home page, which used to cover the whole screen. Instead, a new and less intrusive Home screen overlays the TV video feed with a bar along the bottom. From this bar, you…

google-tv

Now that we’ve told you how to update your Logitech Revue with the Honeycomb version of Google TV, it’s time to show you what you’ll get for doing just that. Brought to you by Channel Android, here’s a quick look at Google TV 2.0 running on a Logitech Revue.

As you can see, the whole Google TV UI has gotten an overhaul. Gone is the old Home page, which used to cover the whole screen. Instead, a new and less intrusive Home screen overlays the TV video feed with a bar along the bottom. From this bar, you have access to your most frequently used apps, notifications and a list of all the apps installed. These include, YouTube, Google Chrome, the Android Market, Clock and Podcasts, among others.

Google TV 2.0 also introduces widgets, which can be accessed and customized via the Home screen. As you can see in the video, adding, moving and deleting widgets is a relatively easy task. Customizing the list of apps on the Home screen bar seems to be just as easy to do.

Well worth noting, this Honeycomb-based version of Google TV is certainly running much smoother and snappier than the current version of Google TV. As it stands right now, Google TV always feels like it’s trying its best to keep up with your commands. But that doesn’t seem to be the case with this new version. And this is supposedly not even close to the final build of Google TV 2.0.

Not surprisingly, the Android Market is seriously lacking in the Google TV apps department. Considering Google hasn’t even officially announced this version of Google TV, we’ll have to hold our judgement on this issue until they do. Having said that, don’t expect more than a hundred Google TV-optimized apps to be available once the Market lands on your TV. Eventually, the most popular Android apps will have a Google TV version. But it will be a long and arduous process for that to happen.

Seeing how easy it is to install Google TV 2.0 on a Logitech Revue, you can expect more and more videos to pop up throughout the next few days. We’ll be updating this article with more videos as we find them, so make sure you’re following us on Twitter.


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