The LA Times is reporting that Google will unveil their Internet TV tomorrow at the I/O conference in San Francisco. It’s unclear what the service will entail but Sony, Intel and Logitech are expected to join Google on stage to announce Smart TV.
Like any Google product, Smart TV is probably half cooked and Google will release dev tools for others to round out the service before launch. There’s no word on an exact timeline for Smart TV enabled products (TVs, Blu-ray players, set-top boxes), but we’ll probably hear more about it tomorrow during Day 2 of I/O.
Is this a big deal? Intel thinks so. In a call with analysts last week Intel CEO Paul Otellini had this to say, “The revolution we’re about to go through is the biggest single change in television since it went color.”
So Intel will provide the chips for Sony’s TVs, but what the heck is Logitech’s role?
Will it be any different than services offered by Verizon FiOS (Facebook and Twitter widgets) or those TVs that come equipped with Yahoo! widgets?