A lot of updates do not always meet their deadlines, and that’s quite fine. Maybe the more time required, the more fixes and features will be packed. The Android 4.2.2 Google TV update that LG promised back in May may be late, but it’s here, well at least for some models. This is big news for people who have invested in Google’s television offering, as it bumps the platform up from a rather old Android 3.2 Honeycomb base.
The bad news is that some things are lost in transition. While updated Google TVs will have better mobile app compatibility thanks to the Android NDK support, the Chrome browser has changed from the PC to the Android version, meaning there’s no Flash support. There’s no Crackle, no Hulu, and no watchESPN. But there’s a bit of good news through all this, and that is a new Vudu application.
All in all, the difference should not be all that stark. Menus may be reorganized, but don’t expect a radically different interface. The update has been spotted on some GA6400 series models, however it should roll out to more, including the G3 series, before the end of the month.