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Google and Intel could unveil Smart TV this week

Google and Intel are set to enter the TV market this week with the launch of Smart TV.

According to the Financial Times, Google will use its annual developer conference in San Francisco to reveal a deal with Intel to bring web TV services to Sony TV sets. The Smart TV platform will be based on Google’s Android operating system and Intel’s Atom microprocessor.

Earlier this year, DTVE Daily reported that Google planned to open up its TV platform, which is based on its Andorid operating system for smartphones, to software developers to enable a wide variety of web applications to be delivered to TV sets. Intel already has experience in bringing internet “widgets” to the TV after striking a deal with Yahoo in 2008.