It’s apparently a busy time for the rumor mills. This week, 9to5Google reported on a rumor that Google might quickly rebrand its Android TV platform, transferring ahead with a brand new identify: Google TV. There’s not an entire lot else to again up the declare, but when it’s true, it wouldn’t be terribly out of character for the corporate.
Through the years, a number of services and products have shed the “Android” moniker, together with Android Pay, which merged with Google Pockets and was renamed Google Pay. Elsewhere, Android Market developed into what’s now often called Google Play, and the smartwatch-focused Android Put on now goes by Put on OS.
The Android identify nonetheless carries loads of weight within the smartphone area, and it’s potential Google’s seeking to alter for some potential name-recognition dilution. The Android TV platform presently powers a number of media streamers and TVs, together with NVIDIA’s Defend TV and a number of other Sony good TV fashions.
As for when such a reputation change might get an official announcement, Google I/O, which was initially scheduled for this coming week (Could Twelfth-14th), would’ve made for an apparent alternative, however the firm canceled the occasion in mild of the continuing coronavirus pandemic. Nonetheless, it’s definitely potential the corporate might share large bulletins within the coming days with or with out the good thing about a giant occasion.
In any case, we’ll proceed to watch the corporate’s bulletins and we’ll maintain you up to date.
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