Would Google TV Ever Come to the PS3?
With the recent launch of their Internet-enabled televisions powered by Google TV, Sony is looking to transform the homespace with two of the most ubiquitous services in the household. But are they forgetting there are 41 million internet-capable Sony devices in homes around the world already?
Sony and Google seem to really be teaming up. While there already is a Google TV-powered Blu-Ray player, there has been no information whatsoever about any new changes of features coming to the PlayStation 3. Why not? The possible PlayStation Phone already seems to be powered by the Android OS, so anything is possible at this moment. Giving the PS3 Google TV would not only increase the functionality of the console, but it would also give the PlayStation a platform to compete with the 3DS’s supposed 3DTV streaming service and the Xbox 360’s inclusion of AT&T U-Verse. It could possibly even lead to the Android platform becoming a PART of the PS3 operating system. Wouldn’t THAT be cool?
Having Google Power on the PlayStation 3 would also give the system some much needed non-gaming functionality: apps. The Xbox 360 already has things like Last.fm, Twitter, Facebook, and ESPN on their platform, but they are all custom built into the 360 architecture. Opening up the PS3 to Google applications would flood the system to an unbelievable wealth of apps to choose from, turning it from a gaming console to a true multimedia station. The tag-line “It Only Does Everything” really WOULD be true now.
While of course none of this has been confirmed by Sony or Google, it really just seems like a good idea. It just makes sense, doesn’t it? With Microsoft teaming up with AT&T and Apple encroaching on the living room as well as the portable space, the partnership between these two electronic giants seems like an unstoppable force. Would that ever happen? I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed.