Say hello to Android Ice Cream – Google TV may not be dead in the water after all

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There’s quite an interesting rumor floating around pertaining to the next version of Android, Ice Cream, or Ice Cream Sandwich, as we’ve heard in the past. According to this rumor, Ice Cream will not only be for phones and tablets – it may have a great deal to do with Google TV, too.

The rumor states that Android Ice Cream will be one project with three different outputs. Those outputs, of course, will be phones, tablets, and Google TV. Google TV would benefit greatly if it were to be merges with the Android Open Source Project, and it will be very interesting to see how phones and tablet will be able to interact with the TV service. Best of all, this may be announced at the Google I/O 2011 conference in May.

Google TV seemed to be dead in the water after its debut, even if it did look full of promise, but who’s to say that this wasn’t just the base of what’s to come? While GTV still hasn’t received the Android Market, we can imagine that if it’s merged with the AOSP, the Android Market will just be one of many new updates. This has the potential to be huge, and could allow Google to redeem itself from the otherwise poor-quality TV experience they’ve been trying to sell us. Bringing the TV service into the AOSP may also bring more developer support, with better tools to work with.

So if the rumor is to be believed, Android phones and tablets, along with Google TV may see a massive update in the near future, allowing all three to seamlessly interact with one another. By merging all three projects into one, Google will not only provide more consistency through the products, but will tackle most fragmentation issues along the way. Still, we’ll have to see how the announcement plays out, and what exactly big G’s plan is moving forward. This is just a rumor, after all.

If you were lucky enough to grab one of the Google I/O tickets this year, you may have a bigger surprise coming to you that previously thought.

[Via: GTVSource]

  • Nicole

    I think this is a wonderful idea! I was given a Logitech Revue with Google TV from my employer, DISH Network, so I could test out its functionality once integrated with my DVR. Google is truly amazing and I love that I’ve been able to use my Android as a remote. With a uniform code I’m hoping that this will revolutionize what I’ll have access to through Google TV. I can’t wait to hear on any news breaking info you may come across as things are put into action.

  • Anonymous

    Stop with the stupid names.

  • Lmac2520

    Well it will be fun to have ICE CREAM to come out..especially in the summer…but having talked to some people they find the name offensive to woman and will NOT buy in…lick lick…hehe

  • Lmac2520

    The google logo reminds me of some stupid man giggling over woman’s breast too

  • Lmac2520

    Just saying..why don’t (Google and Android) get with the times and freshen up…maybe GROW up and treat women as woman and not little teenage boys looking at porn magazines

  • Lmac2520

    …Seriously..who is the head of marketing over there? Silvio Berlusconi?

  • Lmac2520

    …Seriously..who is the head of marketing over there? Silvio Berlusconi?

  • Lmac2520

    …Seriously..who is the head of marketing over there? Silvio Berlusconi?

  • Lmac2520

    …Seriously..who is the head of marketing over there? Silvio Berlusconi?

  • Lmac2520

    What really needs to happen is we need a female hacker to hack into these dudes accounts, fuck them up and change everything…and do it OUR way..cause you guys have been running things too long and clearly have NOT been doing it right…otherwise we wouldn’t be in the mess we are in today…Namaste :)

  • Chuck 428

    I don’t get you clowns who say Google TV is a bad tv experience. This is one of the coolest devices ever. I have a hard time ever turning this thing off. I just don’t get it. When it gets android market it will be even better. Everyone who gives it bad reviews thinks it’s too complex. WTF? They always piss and moan about the keyboard having too many buttons. Well what do you want it to have one big ass ipod wheel? Keyboards are here to stay forever because they work. If you get it and youre not afraid of a keyboard you will love it.

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