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Google, Intel and Sony to Announce Smart TV

Three major giants - Google, Sony and Intel are expected to launch 'Smart TV' platform at upcoming Google's I/O conference in San Francisco in May. This will certainly be a big advancement in consumer electronics domain. Smart TV will be powered by Intel's Atom microprocessor and Google's Android operating system, jointly providing web services to Sony televisions.

Paul Otellini, Intel's CEO told analysts last week:

"The revolution we’re about to go through is the biggest single change in television since it went color"

Kurt Scherf, principal analyst at research firm Parks Associates mentioned:

"If you had asked me a year ago, I would have said no way Intel and Google could make an impression, but Intel looks to have gained some traction and the operating system space is so wide open that it’s a case of why not Google at this point."

As per a report from Financial Times, Google will urge Android developers to start developing apps for televisions as well, which will give a whole new dimension to Android OS and a possible edge over iPhone OS, as Apple is not focusing keenly on 'Apple TV' project at the moment.

Let's see how much market Google's Android TV can grasp. It's certainly a bold and intelligent move by Google and its partners.

[via Mashable]

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