Word has broke from NYTimes and Mashable that Google is ready to enter TV land. Google will partner with Sony and Intel to create a top-of-set box to allow users to surf online content from the comfort of their own couch.
This move will compete with other similar competitors like Boxee Box, PopBox, and Roku in the online-TV vertical. Google will make the TV platform open-source, allowing software developers to create new applications in the same vain as they do for the Google phone Droid, which the TV platform is based on.
There has yet to be official confirmation from any of the parties involved, however, making the current state of this news still in the rumor status. However, it seemed inevitable that Google would eventually make a jump into the TV space, and whether or not this news means an official announcement is imminent, an eventual move seems inevitable.