Google working on Android TV, first screenshots leaked detailing the interface
Following the footprints of Amazon’s Fire TV, Google seems to be working on Android TV, claim media reports. Well, as per a report from The Verge, screenshots of Google’s Android TV have been leaked online proving the existence of such a product from the Mountain Valley based search engine giant. The upcoming Google service is said to compete with rivals such as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku.
Google has mentioned in its blog post that, "Android TV is an entertainment interface, not a computing platform. It's all about finding and enjoying content with the least amount of friction. It will be cinematic, fun, fluid, and fast.”
From the leaked screenshots, it is clear that the user interface of Android TV is way too different from the ones found on the Android phones and tablets. It is also gossiped that the interface will be made as easy to use device so as to enhance the user experience.
In addition to these details, the company has roped in many big video app providers to build applications for the Android TV. The firm is also in talks with developers to design simple TV apps for the simple set-top-box kind of interface. Similar to the other set top boxes, the items will appear like miniature posters or book covers and users will have to select the desired one.
Interestingly, the Android TV will have support for voice input and subtle notifications with the latter to appear only in limited cases. On the whole, the Android TV is a stiff competitor meant to fight with the Amazon Fire TV. There is no word on when exactly Google will debut the Android TV, but the announcement won't be too far.