According to recent reports, Google may launch a new Google TV in March 2021. Google hopes that its new TV will replace the current mainstream Android TV. However, this Google TV will not come with a brand new operating system. It will still use the Android system but will introduce a brand new User Interface (UI). This will ensure a seamless connection with other smart TVs, set-top boxes, and other devices.
In terms of functions, the new Google TV will help users quickly find what they really want to watch based on their preferences in various applications and subscriptions. For example, when a user wants to watch a horror movie, just use the voice command “Find Horror Movie”, and then Google TV will find all horror movies in all downloaded apps and subscriptions. This will effectively help users save time because they no longer have to open each streaming media application to find it separately.
Currently, Google TV can be used with many applications such as Disney +, Netflix, YouTube, etc. It is expected that more platforms will join in the future. As of now, there is no information on the pricing of this device. In fact, we do not even know the exact launch date for this Google TV. Nevertheless, it is most likely that more information will hit the web in the coming weeks.
Google will invest $150 million to boost the spread of COVID-19 vaccine
Google officially announced today that it will significantly support the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines. According to the company, it will provide an additional $100 million in advertising. These advertisements will be for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Foundation, World Health Organization (WHO), and non-profit organizations around the world. In addition, an additional $50 million will be invested to provide vaccine-related information to some “underserved” communities.
Google also announced that in some areas, Google search and Google Maps will show the location of the new coronavirus vaccination. The service first started in Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Furthermore, Google will also provide specific facilities such as buildings, parking lots, and open spaces for vaccination clinics. This service will first start in the United States but it will spread to other regions.
Finally, Google will also use its cloud service to help healthcare organizations, retail pharmacies, logistics companies, and public sector agencies to accelerate vaccine delivery.