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Google to Introduce Android-Based TV Software

by Brad Trechak, posted Apr 30th 2010 10:15AM
Google AndroidIn another step towards competing with the ubiquitous iPhone and other smartphone operating systems, Google will be introducing television-based software in May that will run Google Android. The software is said to open up television, set-top boxes and devices to more content from the Internet.

Google is essentially trying to develop a television set operating system. It will be tough to make it work, since many of the television manufacturers will likely be protective of whatever software goes on their hardware. However, it sounds like Sony, Intel and a few other companies are already on board.

This is just another step towards the eventual merger of your home television and computer systems. If Google can succeed in this, Android could become a major player in operating systems, competing with the likes of Microsoft, Apple and Linux.

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Rosario Elliot

Android might be the internet tv OS with the most potential at this time. However, with Google at the helm, you can expect a delayed, expensive process that ends up being confusing to most users. Google does not consider regular people when they develop products. Their interface's can often be confusing and limited. Lets hope this one offers user friendly as a target.


April 30 2010 at 7:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I for one welcome our new (Old? Ongoing?) Google overlords.

Looking forward to ease of my phone and my tvsharing resources/media.

April 30 2010 at 1:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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