After a series of problems with their TV platform, Google have it is said, been telling TV manufacturers to hold off on launching Google TV sets running their tv/internet software. The report in the Wall Street Journal, says that an unnamed source has said the following:- “Google Inc is asking some TV-set makers to put off announcing hardware based on the internet company’s software.”
Reportedly. Google have in the last week, been asking the manufacturers to not announce any new products or launches at this time.Any delay can only be down to the fact that Google need to sort out problems and/or want to change/adapt it’s software which has not been that well received.
It is an unexpected move as the Google TV 1.2 software has just been launched, and it was expected that there would be a slew of manufacturers pushing Google TV at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, however that may now become a trickle. Some companies such as Samung, Toshiba, Sharp and LG are believed to still be planning to launch Google TV products at the CES show.
Although the original Google TV launch by Logitech and Sony was greeted with much enthusiasm, the platform has been beset with problems. TV companies have not been impressed with tv sets allowing full, inrestricted internet content, including illegal streaming. And have promptly blocked any Google TV hardware from streaming their catch up websites.
Google have already delayed any International launch of it’s platform until they manage to sort out their revised software and launch strategy.