Following the departure of Intel from the TV chipset market, Google has now chosen California-based Marvell and Taiwanese MediaTek as its partners for Google TV.
Al Jazeera English has unveiled its presence on both Google TV and Google Chrome.
Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are expected to launch Google TV next year. But only LG will show its models at the 2012 CES in Las Vegas.
Logitech’s Revue set-top box for Google TV was a ‘big mistake’, according to Guerrino De Luca, chairman and acting chief executive of Logitech.
Vivid Entertainment, a US-based adult film studio, has said that it will launch Vivid for Google TV, the first TV app designed to make sexually explicit content available through the connected TV platform.
Google will update its Google TV during the next few weeks, beginning with the Sony Google TV sets. Logitech devices will be updated to Google TV 2.0 soon thereafter.
The launch of Google TV in the UK market will take place in the next six months, according to Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt.
CES 2011 – LAS VEGAS. According to various US reports, Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer is said to unveil a new Windows-powered set top box to take on Google TV and Apple TV. Ballmer is expected to make the announcement during the opening keynote this Wednesday.
Software developer Howard Harte has set a $1,000 (€765.4) award on his MagicAndroid Apps website for the first person to successfully hack Google TV.
Viacom has confirmed that it is blocking all of its content on Google TV devices from Sony and Logitech. This includes programming from Viacom networks Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike TV, BET, Nickelodeon and others.