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DroidBox T8 Mini Android TV Box Review

The DroidBOX T8 Mini is an Android powered TV Set top box running Android 5.1.1.  The device is one of many options available from the British company trying to compete with the saturation of Chinese Android TV boxes release over the last few years. DroidBOX have added plenty of nice features to make it stand out from the rest of the crowd and we’ll get into those in more detail in the full review below. One nice feature DroidBOX have included is the ability to handle some of the Android TV apps (the “lean back” TV versions) and even provide some of these via their own App Store.  To make things easier to navigate, DroidBOX developed their own custom launcher designed to work with a simple cursor based remote control.  Finally, the DroidBOX T8 Mini can dual-boot into an Openelec environment which is a custom version of Kodi 16.1 designed to ...

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Android TV Screen Capture

Google tries again with Android TV where they failed with Google TV

Android TV!  Sound familiar?  Sounds like Google playing semantics with the previous Google TV product which launched four years ago and eventually failed.  That may be what you’re thinking, but you couldn’t be farther from the truth.  While the original Google TV products were based on the Android platform, they were based in a separate and restricted set of libraries.  They also tried to make a product that brought the web to your TV promoting it for browsing and more.  This is where Android TV differs. Android TV is simply expanding the same developer tools libraries with a new form factor, so almost anything you currently have on your mobile Android device will also work on Android TV with a simple addition of a device type.  That really is it putting simply and there’s more to it and extensions specifically for TV, but it will make it much easier for ...

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