Google and Linux are coming to your TV
Mar 18, 2010, 21:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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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."