Google Ditches Intel For Next Generation Of Google TV Boxes


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For its next generation of GoogleTV boxes debuting at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show, Google has ditched Intel and teamed up with Marvell on a new ARM-based chipset, SlashGear reports via Marvell.The new GoogleTV boxes will be cheaper, faster, 3D-ready, and capable of decoding two 1080p HD video.

The boxes will also make your standard definition TV look even better using upscaling technology.

Another perk of the new chipsets will be that new GoogleTV boxes won’t need fans to cool down their processors. Past GoogleTV boxes using Intel chips (like the ill-fated Logitech Revue) were noisy, hot, and distracting.

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