Google Wants to Delay Google TV Announcements for CES
Some manufacturers wait an entire year to make big announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show, the biggest marketing even of the year for the electronics industry. Now reports say Google has asked Google TV manufacturers to postpone announcements they've been saving for CES.
So far rumors indicate several manufacturers, including Samsung, LG, Toshiba and Vizio, are preparing to announce Google TV devices at CES, but the New York Times reports that Google has asked them to wait.
Sources say Google wants to delay the announcements until it can refine the operating system and interface behind Google TV. Many believe this is a result of the poor reviews Google TV has gotten for interface design.
So far, Sony and Logitech have both released Google TV devices but have met with a cool reception, partly due to the interface but also because of poor relationships with content providers . Google has said that it is working on software updates that will fix these problems. There is no official word on when these updates are coming.
A delay now in the announcement of new Google TV devices could set the whole program back months. Missing the biggest marketing push of the year might mean Google TV doesn't get into consumer consciousness as quickly.