Google TV is coming; works on Android
Google working with Intel, Sony on TV project: report
Tired of flipping through hundreds of cable channels to find something to watch? Google may be able to help you. The web search giant has teamed up with Intel, Sony and Logitech to develop a new television platform that the company hopes will extend its dominance from computers and cellphones to televisions, The New York Times and Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
The effort, known as Google TV, has been under way for several months and is based on Google’s Android software which is currently available in certain smartphones, according to a report in the New York Times on Wednesday citing people with knowledge of the project.
Logitech International is also involved and is developing peripheral devices, such as a tiny keyboard.
The Times said the partners want to bring easy access of Web applications to TVs and encourage software developers to create new applications for their product.