According to a few rumors, Google is planning to rebrand its Android TV. The company is planning to launch a smart TV platform with a new name: Google TV. There is nothing official available from the company themselves. But for what it’s worth it will not be a bad idea to do so.
Over the timeline of Google’s developer cycle, many products have shed the name ‘Android‘ from their ID including the recent Android Pay, which relaunched as Google Wallet before turning to Google Pay. The Android Market also got branded as Google Play along with the Android wearables. Android Wear now goes by the name of Wear OS. But the ‘Android‘ still has a charismatic name in the smartphone world. So it is possible that Google wants to rebrand some things in order to dilute the market.
So the next Chromecast will run Android TV but be called Google TV. Not to be confused with the terrible Google TV product from 2010 with the weird remote that Mashable had 15 of b/c we got them super cheap. Gotcha. Not confusing at all. Classic Google. https://t.co/hECHy2aiNx
— Christina Warren (@film_girl) May 6, 2020
Google TV: From android
The smart television currently powers a majority of media streaming giants and TV’s, which include NVIDIA Shield TV and Sony smart TV models. Back in 2010, the company did have a product named ‘Google TV‘ back in 2010. It was the first smart TV based on Android which Google developed with help from Sony, Intel, and Logitech.
Currently, there are devices used to relay web streams directly into televisions. Google Chromecast helps to see online television anywhere anytime. However, the company mostly left the competitive market to the 3rd party developers. In the end, there is a high possibility that Google will launch the new product and probably change the television market.
Google normally holds an I/O developer conference around this time every year to announce such events. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, it is not possible. Let us know what you think of this in the comment section below!
Suryapratim Ray is an engineer, author, robotics hobbyist, and an active Quoran. Being a technical blogger, he covers the good, bad, and ugly of science on a regular basis at Sciencenews18. In addition to his passion for writing, he’s equally keen on learning classical music.