Google to introduce software for TV

Friday, 30 April 2010, 07:26 Hrs   |    7 Comments
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Mountain View: Internet giant Google is grounding to introduce Android-based television software to developers at an event in May, reports Wall Street Journal.

The software can be embedded in the open set-top boxes, TV sets and other devices to get more content from web. Sony, Intel and Logitech are expected to offer products that support the new software.

Google may possibly disclose the details about the technology with developers at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco on May 19 and 20. Google uses the annual conference to showcase a range of technologies of interest to developers. One person familiar with the matter concerned that the company could also decide to delay discussing it until the technology is more mature.

Bloomberg reported that Sony is planning to announce devices using the Google software and Intel chips at the Google conference. Meanwhile, Google is continuing a very limited test of a television search service with Dish Network, according to people familiar with the matter. The service, which uses the new Google technology, allows users to access and search across programming from the Internet as well as Dish's conventional programming, these people said. The test, which began last year, is still limited to a very small number of the company's employees and their families.

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