Google TV: Panasonic say Android tech too expensive

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It looks like Google has a potential stumbling block in their plans to use the Android operating system within TV sets, as Panasonic has said that the costs are too high – effectively removing themselves from the equation.

As reported from Pocket-Lint, Robert Perry, senior vice president of Panasonic made some comments about the proposed move when speaking in an interview with Bloomberg.

He stated: “While Android is free, the technology would have required pricey computer chips from Google’s partner Intel Corp.”

It now means that Google will have to look to other television manufacturers if they want to push ahead for a release this year.

What are your thoughts on this? Are you looking forward to seeing what Google TV has to offer?

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    Here is how Google TV works;

    The Logitech part of the effort is a wireless display containing Google chrome browser, you click TV objects and have the related web page display on the wireless display. The wireless display also contains the EPG. The system provides a new advertising model that takes advantage of the environment that provides both the 2 foot and the 10 foot experience. It’s smart and resolves convergence once and for all. This is the mainstream PC/STB of the future and enables Google to control most TV advertising of the future as well as the platform.