Google is developing an entertainment device that
could be anything from a new Android smartphone, a
remote control for Google TV or even new hardware,
according to a document
submitted to the U.S.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
According to the document, Google is developing an
"entertainment device" that requires testing outside
the laboratory environment. The device is in the
prototyping phase and will be modified prior to final
Google is asking fom permission from FCC to test the
stability of home WiFi networks using the new device,
which utilizes a standard WiFi/Bluetooth module.
Testing will include functional testing of all
subsystems, including WiFi and Bluetooth radio.
"Users will connect their device to home WiFi networks
and use Bluetooth to connect to other home electronics
equipment," the document reads.
Google engineers in New York, Los Angeles and
Cambridge will test the new device in order to reveal
possible real world engineering issues and test the
stability of the home WiFi networks that will support
the device, as well as the basic functionality of the