You probably haven’t yet heard of Black Pearl: a new startup run by former Apple hardware guru Tim Bucher and a number of former execs from Netflix, YouTube, Intel, Amazon, and others. GigaOM gives us some details on the new company, which it thinks is currently working on an Android tablet and TV cloud solution of sorts.
According to the report, the team is currently working on a tablet that is likely Android-based in addition to a companion device that will act connect TVs to the cloud and allow users to stream content. The report adds that the company is also developing apps for iOS, Android, PCs, and Macs. Add in that the company has registered for trademarks such as “home data center”, “Data Mesh”, and “Lyve”, and GigaOM thinks Black Pearl could be working on a home entertainment platform that works alongside a dedicated tablet:
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My hunch is that Black Pearl is working on some kind of home media platform that’s based on Android and extends to your existing mobile devices. Something like a Sonos, but for all your media. Or kind of like Plex, but for people who aren’t geeks… The centerpiece may be a dedicated media tablet that doubles as a remote control and connects your TV screen to the cloud, and your existing devices will hook into the platform and be able to get your media instantly, where ever you are.