We”ve been curious about the Google TV initiative since hearing about the search giant”s foray into set-top box land, and although scant few details have emerged since then we can now look forward to a full reveal at next month”s I/O Developer Conference.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Google will unveil the Android-based television platform at its annual developer event in San Francisco on May 19 and 20.
Hardware partners, including Sony, Intel and Logitech, have already announced plans to release products on the Google TV platform. Consumer electronics giant Samsung also recently confirmed that it”s considering the platform as well — an interesting move considering Samsung already has its own app store for Internet-connected TVs.
Google has extended significant tendrils into the television space lately, both with the Google TV project and with a television search initiative with Dish Network. In some ways it”s a logical “third screen” move now that the internet company has established itself as a significant player in the mobile space.
We”re eagerly awaiting new details about Google TV at I/O. What would make you interested in a Google set-top box?