09
Feb
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Remember the "entertainment device" that Google has reportedly been testing out at employees' homes? Well, it looks like El Goog could be rolling that same kit out to the retail market sooner than we thought.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Google could push a product later this year used to stream music wirelessly throughout peoples' homes. What's more, it's said that this device will be sold under Google's brand, making it the first full-Google device to reach the consumer market.

As you might expect, the device should be running a modified version of Android and will have tight integration with Android phones and tablets. From the sound of it, this could be the beginning of something huge - who else is ready to fully integrate Android into their house?

[The Verge]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://gthing.net sam

    I currently own my very own Google entertainment device called the Logitech Revue. It sits under my TV taking up space because instead of supporting it and making it work Logitech and Google broke it with their last update.

    I can tell you I will be very skeptical of future devices. I'm a huge fan of Google, but a lot of their projects are incredibly half-assed.

    • http://verb0ze.net verboze

      co-sign! I was very disappointed in the Revue. My XBMC setup on my mac mini was far superior. However, the Sony version (embedded in the TV) was not all that bad. I too do not see a bright future for GTV; it'll probably remain a hobbyist toy...

    • Jon

      Well this "Entertainment Device" is completely backed by Google. It's released under their name directly. I'm sure they'll put more care into this thing.

  • http://www.teamrou.com Phil Oakley

    Android@Home.

    Your comment was a bit too short. Please go back and try again.

  • nerdshowandtell

    everyone is forgetting that google also purchased sageTV and has been continuing to develop it behind closed doors ;-)

  • Kevin

    Wasn't the nexus one fully branded and sold by google?

    • TeeGee

      Wasnt N1 made by HTC?

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii
  • andddlay

    A project most welcome! I just wish stereos would support android via usb...I know there are a few coming, but i dont really want to replace my headunit anytime soon.

    Another interesting thing that I noticed is the music quality from the ipods headphone jack is much better than androids...is this true even from an HTC device with beats?

    • Aaron

      I own an Ipod nano and the htc rezound with beats was honestly the best sounding music I have ever heard.... granted, it was with beats headphones tho

    • TeeGee

      My Galaxy S has amazing sound quality (after you apply a proper kernel with Voodoo Sound )...SGS has great hardware, but the stock kernel and rom doesnt take advantage ...stupid,i know

  • Mark

    Meh...probably gonna sit this one out. Have a Revue and now it's just collecting dust.