Google will challenge Apple, Microsoft

The Wall Street Journal report that Google is building a home entertainment system to let users stream music throughout the home without wires has roiled the tech sector the last couple of days.

The news comes several months after Google unveiled a streaming music server that let users tap a CD against a device to scan the music into Google’s Music storage locker.

The experimental product, dubbed Project Tungsten at Google I/O last May, falls under the company’s Android @Home banner for powering home consumer electronics and eventually home appliances such as lights, thermostats, refrigerators and microwaves with the company’s Android operating system.