We already caught a glimpse of Google’s rumored Android TV platform back in April, but a new report from Gigaom claims that the company will launch the product at its Google I/O developer conference in June.
As you’d expect, Android TV is believed to have a focus on streaming online media like Netflix and Hulu and gaming, similar to Amazon’s FireTV set-top box. The major innovation for the new platform is said to be a card-based interface, code-named Pano, that can drop users straight into playing content without having to navigate through an app.
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It’s not clear how Chromecast will fit into the Android TV ecosystem, which should include the usual hardware partners. For now, it sounds like Chromecast will serve as the entry-level counterpart to Android TV’s full-featured media center aspirations.
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