Earlier this year Google announced Android TV, yet another attempt to increase its presence in the living room. The software is going to power set-top boxes and other devices, Asus was the first one out with the Nexus Player, which is powered by Android TV. This device has software that’s developed to provide a great user experience on TV, its basically a subset of Android 5.0, but doesn’t have as many features as the full OS.
It has been a relatively good year for BlackBerry. The three devices it launched this year have all received good press. BlackBerry Z3 did extremely well in emerging markets whereas the BlackBerry Passport held its own in the high-end, exceeding the company’s own expectations. Good things are being said about the BlackBerry Classic which only came out a couple of weeks ago. To celebrate the holiday season the company has cut prices on select models for a limited time, so get ready to grab one if you’ve been on the fence.