Are you surprised that you haven’t ever heard the term ‘Google TV’? Well, don’t be. Because no one expects you to know that since it was a big flop coming out of the doors of the search giant. However, Google was not going to accept the failure so easily. Once again it is all set to enter the set-top fox fray. However, things will be different this time; the Android maker is going to take some help from its smartphone and tablet operating system which is going to form the basis of this new project.
The name says it all; the Android TV. The world is most likely going to see this at the upcoming Google I/O conference, set to take place in San Francisco next month. Though this is completely a Google owned and based project, the company is not going to get involved in the hardware. It is instead going to involve a third party for the hardware so that it can fully concentrate on its Chromecast HDMI dongle.
Google certainly has to avoid making all those mistakes which took down the Google TV because this time around Google is not the only player in town; Apple is all set to announce its Apple TV and then we have Amazon entering the market with its own Fire TV. The Google’s ‘Pano’ is going to be the all new UI which is an interesting phenomenon and is all about getting content in front of the user rather than making them go digging through menus to find it. Google TV is also going to focus on the gaming aspect as well.