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Google and Linux are coming to your TV

Mar 18, 2010, 21:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"In what may have been Google's worst kept secret in years, Google, along with its partners, Intel, Logitech and Sony, is on its way to delivering the Web to your television. What will they be using to do this? Why, they'll be using Google's Android Linux, of course.

"Android is an embedded Linux that Google has already been deploying in phones like its own Nexus One and Motorola's Devour and Droid. But Android has always been more than just a smartphone operating system; it's also been used in netbooks and other devices. So taking it to a TV set-top box was an easy move for Google and its hardware friends."

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