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The Google Set-Top Box (Think Android For TV)

Nov 23, 2007, 21:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Erick Schonfeld)

"Deep in the Googleplex there is an engineering team thinking about how to extend Google's reach into your TV. Its work goes way beyond the Google TV ads currently being tested by EchoStar (and targeted with help from Nielsen). It even goes way beyond the development of a Google set-top box, which has been hinted at in the past. In fact, Google may very well want to do to the set-top box what it is trying to do to the mobile phone with its Android operating system--create an open-source hardware platform and attract developers to build applications on top of it. At least that is the unconfirmed rumor I've heard from two knowledgeable industry sources..."

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