Vizio, Toshiba releasing Google TVs?
Rumor has it that both Toshiba and Vizio will be announcing Google TV-powered high-def sets at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show. Sony has thus far been the only HDTV maker to incorporate Google TV software into its televisions and Blu-ray players, while Logitech has created a Google TV set-top box. With Vizio being the largest HDTV manufacturer by sales volume in the United States this 3rd quarter, Google TV is getting a serious boost.
So far its launch has been low key (typical of many Google products) and Google TV is not an idea that has been embraced by television networks. Many are refusing to unlock their online content for viewing through Google TV. By partnering with as many consumer electronics makers as possible, Google's chances of a Google TV revolution will be much better.
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Posted by Justin Davey at November 25, 2010 8:40 AM