Google to announce Android TV
| 03 June 2014
Google is planning to announce a next generation for its television plans, dubbed Android TV.
According to GigaOm, the technology will be built into set-tops and smart TVs like the existing Google TV offerings, with access to variety of over-the-top services. But, two new evolutions will mark the launch: for one, Android TV will have significant gaming capability. And, it will also reportedly include a content discovery feature called Pano, which organises 'cards' that recommend specific content and allows users to browse movies, TV shows and other types of media.
In addition to the company's bare-bones but very popular Chromecast streaming dongle, existing Google TV options are available from a variety of manufacturers, including the VIZIO Co-Star and some LG smart TVs.
GigaOm said that the Android TV announcement could be made at the upcoming Google I/O, scheduled for 25 and 26 of June.