Yesterday, surfaced the Internet good news for Logitech Revue owners who probably didn’t expect anymore anything impressive from this Google TV-enabled set-top box. However, its’t time to take the gadget out of the dark corner and put it to work again , since Logitech announced an update to Android 3.1, also known as Honeycomb.
The new features allow Logitech Revue owners to access more entertainment choices. As the company descriptions reads, additional vital developments include “access to Android Market; faster and more comprehensive search and browse capabilities; a simplified user interface, and improvements to the Logitech Media Player.”
The declared intention is to make Logitech Revue “the fastest growing entertainment hub in your living room”. The Quick Search Box feature “learns” from the users’ choices, scans TV content, Web video, Apps, Bookmarks, and the Web, and after a while becomes able to deliver customized content according to the users’ preferences. Antother app, TV&Movies, allows users browse, choose, and vote among 80,000 movies and TV episodes from cable, Netflix, Amazon, and YouTube.
Some perceived Logitech’s move as surprising, as the company announced plans to discontinue the Revue. Considering that the public is not yet ready for Google TV, Logitech officials tried to push Revue on the market with a drastic price slash, offering it at $99 from $299.