Google Tells Google TV Hardware Partners to Hold Off Ahead of CES 2011
Remember that big GoogleTV that was supposed to revolutionize the way people watch TV? Well…hold off on that for a bit I guess. I’d be very surprised if Google really was backing out, my guess is they are going to just improve things they went wrong with. Better to realize this sooner than later I suppose.
NYTimes.com is reporting that Google has notified Google TV hardware partners to hold off on showing any new Google TV-powered HDTVs and set-top boxes at CES 2011. It was expected that Toshiba (possibly LG and Sharp, too) was going to unveil a new HDTV and Blu-ray player based on Google TV, but no longer. The company is putting its new products on hold until the Google TV team gives them the green light. The hold up apparently has to do with the Google TV App Market not being ready and, the issue that seems to get worse by the day, TV networks (i.e. ABC, CBS, NBC, etc.) not wanting to play ball with the new platform.