The Wall Street Journal dropped an interesting news item today that Google is planning a new wireless home entertainment solution that will stream music throughout the home.
Google Inc. is developing a home-entertainment system that streams music wirelessly throughout the home and would be marketed under the company’s own brand, according to people briefed on the company’s plans.
The effort marks a sharp shift in strategy for Google, which for the first time would design and market consumer electronic devices under its name. The company has mainly focused on developing the Android operating system that powers devices such as smartphones, tablets and televisions. It has also allowed other companies to build and brand the hardware that uses it.
The WSJ says the new system will be based on Google’s popular Android platform and is a part of a long, multi-year development cycle. Google’s system would use wireless speakers to deliver the music throughout the home. We hope the system can also stream video and photos.