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Rumor: Android TV will debut at Google I/O on May 19

April 29, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Android Devices, Google TV

Rumor: Android TV will debut at Google I/O on May 19

Sony could debut the first television product with official Android and Google integration, according to a story from Bloomberg news. We first saw this suggestion last month, and Bloomberg is citing unnamed sources who say that Sony will debut their home entertainment devices at Google I/O next month. According to Bloomberg:

Sony, aiming to win back share lost to Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc., would use Intel and Google to help produce televisions and Blu-ray DVD players with Internet access. Intel, whose processors run 80 percent of personal computers, wants to get its chips into new areas, including mobile phones and consumer electronics.

The three companies have been working with Logitech International SA on ways to add more Internet content to televisions, two people involved with the discussions said in March. Logitech is developing a keyboard that would work as a remote control, one of the people said.

Could this be one of the TBA Android sessions placed on the Google I/O schedule? Google responded to Gizmodo that they do not comment on speculation, but this is exactly the kind of big story I’m sure they’d rather keep under wraps until they can unveil it at an I/O keynote.

The sources claim I/O will be the place that Intel announces a new Atom chip version designed for use with Android flavor Dragonpoint. We’re only 20 days from finding out more information.