We reported yesterday that Samsung are stepping up a new campaign to shift focus into the television market, using Google’s Android operating system. In an announcement from Google – they state they are bringing the web to television screens in the US later this year and then worldwide in 2011.
Google CEO Eric Smiddt said to journalists at IFA consumer electronics trade fair in Berlin “We will work with content providers, but it is very unlikely that we will get into actual content production.” Meaning they are free to work with big players such as Samsung.
This latest announcement comes less than a week after Apple released their latest Apple TV Product at a much lower $99 price point. Google clearly want a slice of the $180 billion global TV advertising market.
KitGuru says: This is the latest venture for the fantastic Android operating system, which we loved when we looked at the Dell Streak unit a short while ago. We have a feeling in 2011 that Android is going to take over the world !