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Google plans to introduce TV software: report

Google plans to introduce TV software: report
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First Published: Fri, Apr 30 2010. 04 26 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Apr 30 2010. 04 26 PM IST
New York: Internet giant Google Inc plans to come out with a software for developers that will help more content from the Internet to be made available on TVs and other devices, a media report said.
The report by the Wall Street Journal said, “Google Inc is planning to introduce Android-based television software for developers at an event in May,” citing sources with knowledge of the development.
The technology, which is designed to open set-top boxes, TVs and other devices to more content from the Internet, is attracting interest from companies like Sony Corp, Intel Corp and Logitech International SA.
These firms are expected to offer products that support the software, the report said. However, none of the companies have so far discussed their plans publicly.
Google is expected to share details about the technology with more than 3,000 developers expected to attend its Google I/O conference in San Francisco on 19 and 20 May.
However, the company might decide to delay discussing its plans until the technology is more mature, the WSJ report said.
Google uses the annual conference to showcase a range of technologies of interest to developers.
Meanwhile, Google is continuing with very limited tests of a television search service with Dish Network Corp, the report stated, citing people familiar with the matter.
The service uses a new Google technology to allow users to access and search channels from the Internet as well as Dish’s conventional programming, the report said.
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First Published: Fri, Apr 30 2010. 04 26 PM IST
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