NYTimes is reporting that Google, Intel and Sony have joined hands to develop Google TV, a set-top box with web browsing functionality. The venture will see Google taking advantage of its advertising experience, Intel trying to head on to television space from computing whereas Sony trying to gain foothold in the competitive TV market.
Google’s set-top box will be powered by Intel’s Atom chip and run Android with an unreleased version of Chrome browser that will allow users to surf the whole web in addition to visit few social networking or video streaming sites.
Additionally, Logitech is also tipped to help them to create a remote with a QWERTY keyboard.
Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal also reported that Google is testing a new search service with DISH Network Corp.