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The Amazon Fire TV Is Kind Of A Mess ➝

Dave Smith reviews the Amazon Fire TV for ReadWrite:

Unfortunately, the device doesn’t live up to its own hype. Perhaps Amazon’s homegrown solution was a bit premature and its ambitions too lofty, because while Fire TV can do almost everything, little of it is done right.

Dave wasn’t happy with the device. He talks about how quick the user interface is but also points out that the voice search functionality only works for Amazon’s own video content.

Perhaps it was rushed to market.

HP To Adopt Android For Upcoming Mobile Devices ➝

Taylor Wimberly writing for ReadWrite:

Having failed to carve out a place for itself in the post-PC era, Hewlett-Packard is now taking drastic measures — by adopting Google’s Android operating system to run a series of upcoming mobile devices.

Remember when HP bought Palm? They had a brand new mobile operating system that most technology journalists believed would help them rival Apple in the “post-PC era.” They had everything given to them on a silver platter and still managed to screw it all up.

Imagine if they spent the past two-and-a-half years developing WebOS and building a dedicated user base. Where would they be now? They likely wouldn’t be considering splitting up into smaller companies.