Google TV, the IPTV service from the search giant that's had a stuttering start, could be making the trip from the US to British soil after all. 

According to the Telegraph, Google's Eric Schmidt is planning to announce the service's final UK arrival at this years MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh Television Festival. 

For those yet to come across Google TV, it is essentially the company's own take on things like TiVo and other Internet connected set-top-boxes. Inside Google TV is a special version of Android with a Chrome browser built in.

The box allows you to do things like browse the Internet, view HD content on YouTube and utilise applications. Multitasking means being able to do things like check Twitter feeds whilst watching the football, or update Facebook with a video you have found on YouTube. 

Google's acquisition of Motorola, as well as media server software provider SageTV, could mean major changes for the service. Given the relatively slow pickup of Google TV in the US, it is entirely possible that the company is having a rethink, especially with technology like TiVo and Sky Plus being so strong. 

If you fancy finding out a bit more on Google TV's most similar rival why not check out our head-to-head with Apple TV.

UPDATE: Schmidt confirms Google TV in UK and Europe for “early next year”

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Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.

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