At the beginning of March we reported that Google was testing a new television programming search service.
Fast-forward almost two months and Google have another TV related announcement. They’re just putting the finishing touches on Google TV, its android-based software and are set to at next month’s Google I/O conference.
The Wall Street Journal’s Jessica E. Vascellaro and Don Clark said that Google is “currently planning on sharing some details about the technology with more than 3,000 developers expected to attend its Google I/O conference in San Francisco May 19 and 20.”
And this software has got quite a bit of other big companies very excited. Sony and Intel have already been working with Google on this new software, but now Samsung and Logitech are keen to jump on board too.
Google is apparently keen to iron out all the creases of the final product and launch at the I/O conference, so that the 3000+ developers that are expected at the conference, can help them build applications for the platform.
Google TV is designed to bring Internet-style content, including web search, applications and video entertainment to your living room. The next step would be for the Google TV software to be embedded in the new generation of internet-ready TVs, game consoles, set-top boxes, and Blu-ray players.
Sure are exciting times at Google!