Google TV to include smartphone control, app store, voice actions

Google TV, which is scheduled for a roll out in the U.S. over the next couple of month, is going to have a multitude of interaction points, according to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who demoed the Google TV at the IFA trade show in Berlin.

While it's no surprise that there will be a multi-functional remote from partner Logitech, a QWERTY keyboard interface, and controllability from an Android phone (and likely an iPhone), what is intriguing is that Google voice actions also will be functional, giving users the ability to change the channel, adjust volume and more through voice commands.

Google's voice actions hit the street in August, with the debut of Android 2.2 Froyo, which is pre-installed on the Droid 2, and updatable on some other devices, and includes (for the moment) a dozen voice commands that makes navigating a mobile phone truly hands free.

Google TV will roll out in the U.S. in the form of a 46 inch HDTV, with a 1.2 GHz Intel Atom CE4100.

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