The major internet content providers have been experimenting with delivering content to users via their television sets and have so far made some progress. Internet content delivery has become a lucrative business now and no user wants to be left out of the internet craze. Content can be obtained on computers and hand held devices such as mobile phones, palm tops and anything digital. It has then dawned on the content providers that they can make a lot more difference if they can deliver their content to people in the comfort of their living rooms.
Google appears to be in the lead of providing internet content on television, announcing the release of its Google TV. The Google TV is a collaborative product from Google, Sony and Intel. It runs on the Android operating system and can be used to access all forms of web content. Twitter, YouTube, Picasa, Google’s online photo sharing and storage services can all be accessed on the new Google TV. The hardware for the first set of the device is being produced by Sony, but it is not clear if this will continue for a long time especially when Google is known to jump from manufacturer to manufacturer.
Can you just imagine having a television in your living room on which you can play games, watch videos, view photos, tweet and listen to music? That is what Google TV seeks to deliver to most living rooms. Many questions have however popped up as internet content consists mainly of text. Would you have to sit closely in front of your TV set? How would you be able to read text when you are far away from the device? Others argue that, browsing from a device a few feet away from you may not feel natural. Another question asked is the navigation device that will be used on the Google TV.
Irrespective of what the issues are, Google has made a mark and Google TV is here with us. It can only be improved. IT Support