News@10: Google TV, Chrome OS & HP Sues Hurd For Joining Oracle

Eric Schmidt, Google's CEO, has confirmed at the IFA event that the search giant will be launching its Google TV service in the US this autumn and globally in 2011. Google TV will offer the full internet browsing experience on large size displays and will be offered for free to manufacturers, using a familiar strategy that helped it popularise Android in the mobile market.

Hewlett-Packard has filed a lawsuit against former CEO Mark Hurd, in order to prevent him from joining rival Oracle as co-president. The lawsuit comes one day after Oracle CEO Larry Ellison announced that Hurd would be joining the company and will be charged with expanding Oracle's hardware division.

Broadband provider Virgin Media has announced three new nine month broadband contracts aimed at students who do not want to pay for the service during summer holidays. The offer starts from £20 per month for a 10mbps offer with the 20mbps service is on sale for £30.

Google's CEO, Eric Schmidt, said that the new Chrome operating system will be initially targeting a new generation of tablet computers to be released towards the end of the year. Talking at IFA, in Germany, Schmidt confirmed that Chrome OS would be gradually taking over Android OS which is being extensively used in tablet devices such as the Toshiba Folio 100 or the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Dell has announced plans to stop the shipment of Windows XP computers by the beginning of next month. The computer manufacturer has decided to exclude the now outdated operating system as an option for a pre-loaded OS in its computers and laptops by the start of October, tech news site