For the last couple months (and even before that), rumors have been swirling about a web-enabled Google TV project. Numerous reports have stated that the project will be launching this week at I/O, with the LA Times reporting that it will be called ‘Smart TV’, and that Google will be joined by Sony, Intel, and Logitech as it announces the new platform. Now, we’ve come across evidence that all but seals the deal.
Google has set up an I/O press site for reporters like myself, giving us a concise overview of what has been announced so far along with screenshots and other supplementary material. One page, which contains all of the announcements from Day 1 of I/O, has a URL fittingly ending with “day-1-announcements”.
Being the mastermind that I am, I took it upon myself to switch the 1 to a 2, which led me to a nearly identical site that was devoid of content, save for a few key words:
“Insert Android press release / TV press release”.
So there you have it. There will be news around Android and a TV project tomorrow. And take this as a warning, Google — no incredibly obvious URL is safe from my sleuthing.
In case it isn’t clear, the headline “2poiu1234zxcvhjkl” is almost certainly just placeholder text (note that the keys are all pretty close together).
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