After an inauspicious start, the significance of Google TV could become apparent as a platform for connecting the worlds of the television, tablet and smartphone. The potential for Google TV should not be underestimated. Exactly a year after it was first announced, it was confirmed at the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco that the platform will be updated to the latest version of Android, known as Honeycomb. Google TV will get access to the Android Market for applications, with a software development kit for building applications targeted at the television display.
The Google TV experience has been redesigned, based on in the initial response to the platform, which was largely critical. Google may still not really get television, but its approach is generally one of iterative improvement and the company appears to have learnt some lessons in the process.