The Hisense Pulse Google TV set top box(Credit:Hisense)Google TV seems to be garnering more interest from hardware makers.
The latest company to partner with Google is Chinese hardware maker Hisense, which announced a set top box called Pulse today.
Earlier in August, Vizio released its Google TV box, the Co Star, for $100 thats without a limited time offer which allows access to the Google Play store as well as on demand video games from OnLive (though Onlives future seems uncertain at this point).
The Pulse will feature a double sided remote control with a touchpad and dedicated Netflix button on one side, and a QWERTY keyboard on the other for Web search.
The device will also feature a variety of connectivity options, including HDMI, USB, and built in Wi Fi.
“This box effectively bridges the gap to the latest in home entertainment, without the need for expensive hardware upgrades,” Hisense Marketing Director JoAnne Foist said in a statement.
The service is accessible from the web and the Play Store mobile app on most Android and Google TV devices.
The device, which will be on display next week at the IFA tech conference in Germany, will compete with the other recent devices — Vizio Costar and Sony’s NSZ GS7.
Google TV is one of the more high profile attempts in recent history by the tech industry to marry the Computer based Internet and the traditional television world.
However, Google TV has gotten off to a rocky start, and the search giant is still trying to get the big media companies to warm up to the software platform.
So far, all of the major broadcast networks have blocked Google TV from providing access to their online content.
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