Remember when Eric Schmidt said that “By the summer of 2012, the majority of the televisions you see in stores will have Google TV embedded in it.”? It doesn’t look like that’s the case so far, and probably won’t be for a while. But LG has just demoed a very impressive TV that runs the Google TV OS, with the help of a dual core processor, that handles 3D as well.
Is Google TV finally ready to take over the market then? I doubt it, and I blame Google for that. While I think Google has learned a lot over the past few years about the consumer market, and they are still learning fast, that doesn’t change the fact that they are still [...]
As you’ve probably heard, Logitech is giving up on Google TV. Fortunately, it seems they won’t forget about it until they give it one last update to Google TV 2.0, which should certainly make the current owners of the Revue set top box happy. But what about those still wanting to get their hands on some Revue boxes before they are gone for good?
I don’t think buying a Revue would be such a smart decision right now. The reason for that is that I think starting next year we should see a lot of other set top boxes that come directly with Google TV 2.0 or even Google TV 3.0 (or whatever the ICS version will be called). But more importantly we should see [...]
According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is planning to unveil some information on its plans to use Android in TV set-top boxes at next month’s I/O Conference.
There are no real details in the Wall Street Journal story, but it suggests that Sony, Logitech, and Intel are expected to announce support for the system in their products.
Logitech are alleged to be involved with the things they do best, peripherals. There really are no other details than this at the moment, but we do not expect the New York Times to be blowing out hot air unless they have it on good authoity that something meaty is actually going to [...]
A job opening appeared recently on Logitech’s job board seeking a “super-star” engineer with a strong background in Android application development, an ability to create “elegant UIs that are the window into a world of web based streaming media” and experience with embedded Linux devices. From the description, we can surmise that Logitech is designing an embedded Linux device which is powered by Android and supports web based content and streaming media services. The possibilities for this device are many – is Logitech cooking up its own Android-flavored Roku box, will the Harmony remote come packing Android or will its yet-to-be released [...]