I know that I don’t update this blog as often as I used to, or as often as I probably should. But upon scanning the headlines of the blogs that I follow this morning, one inspired me to get back in the game, if only for this one post.
Awhile back I posted a blog titled “When Will Google Take Over TV”. And apparently, the answer is soon.
From Mashable yesterday comes a report that Google is already a few months into a project to develop an Android based TV platform that may include both set-top boxes and internet connected TV’s. Google is partnering with Sony and Intel on this project, which is sure to shake up the media world as it gets closer.
This is a big move for Google, whose advertising possibilities will increase greatly with control over a television based platform. Obviously we’ll have to wait and see what kind of experience the Google based TV platform will give us, but this is a big step in the converging of traditional television media and the internet.
I for one am excited.