According to a story on Mashable, Google is going to launch Android TV. Ten days ago Mike wrote a post about a UDRP that Google filed on AndroidTV.com. The panelists decided that this case was outside the scope of the UDRP. You can read the case and the commentary that Mike added here.
March 31, 2014 there was a press release put out highlighting this decision. The press release contact is Mike Berkens who did not pay PR Web for the press release so this looks like it was put out by the registrant.
We also have Android.tv which was registered in 2010 to a registrant out of Slovenia, the domain does not resolve.
So now the question is will Google pay up for AndroidTV.com ? Will they take the case to another level and go to court over the domain ? The registrant did reg the domain back in 2006 and Google waited over 7 years to think about going after the name.
Here is an exclusive Android TV did with Spike Lee
Samantha Murphy Kelly wrote on Mashable:
The Mountain View, Calif. company is close to debuting Android TV, an Android-powered platform that will compete directly with the Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku. Google will still sell its Chromecast device, a $35 dongle that plugs into any HDTV to let you watch online videos from your tablet, smartphone or computer, according to The Verge.
Video app providers are currently working hard to build for Android TV. The device will also be compatible with gaming, and come with an optional gaming controller, much like the Fire TV.
Documents obtained by The Verge outline a simpler approach than Google TV, which launched in 2010, and aimed to turn TV sets into larger versions of smartphones.
“Android TV is an entertainment interface, not a computing platform,” the document said. “It’s all about finding and enjoying content with the least amount of friction.” It will be “cinematic, fun, fluid, and fast.”
Read the full article on Mashable