Fri Apr 30, 2010 at 01:00 PM ET
Sources say Google I/O will be home to the big announcement of an Android based television.
Sony’s TV division hasn’t exactly been doing well in the last few years. It’s not that Sony isn’t selling TVs – they are. It’s just that they’re not selling as many as they used to, and that’s cause for some alarm.
In cooperation with Google, Intel, and Logitech, Sony has been searching for a way to recapture the television market and give their sales figures a kick in the pants. We heard some rumors about potential of Google TV back in March, but it’s been pretty quiet since then.
Now it’s been revealed that the announcement will be coming, and soon. The Google I/O conference is slated for May 19 and May 20, and the announcement is expected one one of those two days. The TV, according to Bloomberg, will use a custom Atom chip and a new version of Android, called Dragonpoint.
All companies involved are currently declining to comment.