Just a few hours ago the Google TV team released the final Android SDK add-on before the coming Google TV 2.0 (3.1) Honeycomb update, which “googletvdev” announced in a tweet. While not huge news, it is definitely another signal that Google is wrapping things up in preparation for the release of the 3.1 Honeycomb update. Hopefully Sony and Logitech are wrapping things up on their ends as well. (Read on Below…)
What’s at that link they posted? Nothing of any real significance to the average Google TV user, just some short notes about the final Android SDK release. If you really want to see it just click here.
What’s an Android SDK? It’s basically a software development kit complete with source code, tools, and an emulator. This is what Android developers use to create applications for the Android platform, and in this case specifically for Google TV.
What does this mean in regards to the Google TV 3.1 Honeycomb update? This doesn’t mean Google is giving us a firm date, nor does it signal that the Honeycomb release is actually going to be within the next three to four weeks as the Google TV director of Content, Donagh O’Malley, stated about a week ago. It does mean that Google is actually doing stuff to get things wrapped up in preparation for finally releasing the Google TV 3.1 update.
At this point Sony Google TV and Logitech Revue owners are tired of hearing Google talk about the Honeycomb update, Google TV users are looking for actions. This is surely a sign of action on Google’s part. Are the stars beginning to align, will we get the Google TV 2.0 (3.1) Honeycomb update in the next few weeks like O’Malley told us? All we can do is wait at this point, but this is a sign of movement in the right direction, in my opinion.