Google is reportedly working on a "home entertainment device," that it's testing in employees' homes.
Tech companies have been creating "full-fledged ecosystems" to preserve market dominance, according to the New York Times -- Apple has the iOS, Google has Android and Amazon has an Android-based e-reader and tablet. But apparently that's not enough for Google as it also ventures into the consumer home.
The device is supposed to be for streaming music, but could connect to other home electronics. Motorola, which will be finally bought by Google for $12.5 billion next week, will likely be the manufacturer. The device is part of a larger strategy to connect everything in the home to the Internet, from light bulbs to TV sets, something we reported on in May when Google introduced Android@Home.