Google TV, the company’s software for TVs and set-top boxes, is not toast, despite a weak debut.
Several companies are still betting on Google TV and will ship Google TV-powered televisions this year, we hear.
But just as interesting is that other TV makers are skipping Google TV, and are instead just using Google’s Android operating system as the basis for new TVs. These TVs could also ship this year or next year, we hear.
This gives the TV makers what they want — an operating system for next-generation, Internet-connected TVs — without forcing them to necessarily give up any control to Google.