WSJ: Google getting into hardware business with entertainment device

WSJ: Google getting into hardware business with entertainment device

Here we go again! Google is rumored once more to be getting into the hardware business. A new Wall Street Journal report tells us that Google has been working on a consumer electronics device with a home music streaming system set to debut later in the year. According to their source, Google plans to market the system under their own brand. Sounds like this is more confirmation of those rumored entertainment devices that broke early in the week.

It is being said that the Android team has been working on the music streaming system for several years now and that it will likely take on Apple’s Airplay, Sonos, and Logitech’s Squeezebox.  It’s not hard to envision the finished product being all that different from the Project Tungsten stuff demo’d at last year’s Google IO. As to what the device is being called remains to be seen; AndroidAndMe is hearing that it could be called Android Hub.

Wonder if the Motorola merger has anything to do with the forthcoming product.

More on this as we can gather it!

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Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

  • Sam

    After Google broke and subsequently abandoned my Revue with the last update with no recourse and no way to fix it, I can tell you I won’t be an early adopter on any of their hardware in the near future. 

    • Charbax

      Intel and Logitech broke Revue.