Google TV: Panasonic say Android tech too expensive

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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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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