Android TV is tipped to be one in every of Google’s huge bulletins on the firm’s annual Google I/O 2014 convention, which kicks off later as we speak.
A number of sources at the moment are confirming Google will unveil Android TV at this yr’s developer convention. Android TV is the corporate’s new set-prime field aimed toward doing battle with comparable choices from Amazon, Apple and Roku.
HDTV gross sales are on a downward trajectory however units that plug into them – issues like Google’s Chromecast, Apple TV and the Roku three – are very a lot on the up. The brand new set-prime field is more likely to be priced aggressively as a way to shortly achieve market share on this already very aggressive area.
Sources near Google confirmed the gadget will carry one other firm's model, however shall be powered by Google's new Android TV software program designed to play films, video games and different content material on televisions, reports the WSJ.
Customers will be capable of management the field utilizing Android smartphones or tablets, and probably different units – possible PCs, iPhones and iPads.
The unnamed supply claims Google will comply with an identical strategy to the way it operates within the smartphone and pill area, offering the software program to key hardware companions. No companions have been named by the supply, nevertheless, and Google reps refused to touch upon the leaked info.
Google’s no stranger to the TV area, having launched a trio of initiatives – Google TV, the Nexus Q and Google Chromecast – aimed toward securing it a foothold within the profitable TV & Dwelling Room area.
This new initiative is only software program-based mostly and can depend on producers to construct hardware round it. The software program will help video games and certain leverage content material from Google Play’s big arsenal of console-like gaming titles.
Google can also be anticipated to unveil Android Wear and Android 5.0 (AKA Lollipop) at Google I/O 2014 later immediately. The occasion itself kicks off at 5pm, and KYM can be reporting reside to convey you all of the information because it occurs.