Google TV: Panasonic say Android tech too expensive

By Alan Ng - Apr 1, 2010

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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