According to a filing with the Federal Communications Commission, Google is working on an entertainment device that will use wireless home networks, reports Bloomberg. The move appears to put Google in a position to intensify its rivalry with Apple, along with other makers of mobile devices.
The new Google device will be tested in Mountain View, Calif., where Google is based, along with three other cities, the filing notes. The filing had testing set to continue into July.
"Google is developing an entertainment device that requires testing outside the laboratory environment,” the filing states, according to the story. “The device is in the prototyping phase and will be modified prior to final compliance testing.”
By working on an entertainment device, Google may be readying to go head-to-head with Apple, the story points out. Both companies offer devices that transmit music throughout homes via wireless networks, the story adds.
Google declined to comment for the piece.