Unlike competitor Apple, Google likes to lay out these little tidbits of information that everyone connects together to form different hypothesis about what the internet giant has up their sleeves. We know that Google is going to announce some kind of home entertainment system. We are expecting this announcement at Google I/O in June. We also know they are working on another device and testing it at the homes of several Google employees.
We also know that Google has just consolidated all of their online content offerings from the Android Market and opened up Google Play to give access to this content to billions of Google users vs the hundreds of millions of Androids users out there today. This content will include browser play of music, videos, books and eventually Android apps.
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Last week Google registered the domain name googleshowy.com, don’t go there yet it doesn’t resolve to anything. A name like googleshowy.com could pertain to anything, however fusible.com has found a trademark entry from Google, in regards to the word “Showy”.
The trademark was filed on March 15th under the “Goods and Services” category with the following information:
“Downloadable software which allows users to use their computer, tablet device, or mobile phone as a remote control to operate video display devices and televisions; and downloadable software which allows users to remotely control the content on internet-connected digital signage.”
Last month an Apple website, patentlyapple.com reported that Google was developing a new Android based remote control for Google TV saying:
“The new remote will use voice controls associated with Google’s own cloud services. The user will be able to use their Android Phone as the remote to make inquiries about TV shows and the TV will list what’s available as illustrated in our cover graphic,
So now it looks like you’ll be able to use your Google TV to play your Google Play content and control it all with your voice, Kinect style, with your Android phone. Of course Google hasn’t said anything on this yet and probably won’t until the Google I/O developer’s conference in June.