Google plans to put Internet on the telly

Google wants to put the Internet on the telly and is working with the likes of Intel and Sony to do so, a report has it. And if the sources the New York Times spoke to are to be believed, Logitech is in charge of peripherals for the scheme.

The project, imaginatively named Google TV, is said to combine Intel Atom chips and a flavour of Google's Android with a Logitech-developed wireless keyboard-cum-remote control. At a guess, Sony's role would be to bung it all in a box and integrate the works into its TV sets.

It's no surprise that the companies cited would want have a stab at the Holy Grail of convergence devices. Whether all or any are collaborating in any formal way together, beyond the usual, remains to be seen and none has yet commented.

But the idea certainly has legs.