Google calls Google TV delay a rumor

Dec. 27, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Media reports that U.S. Internet giant Google has halted production of set-top boxes for Google TV are rumors, a company spokeswoman said.

Google spokeswoman Gina Weakley said it was "rumors and speculation," that Google had asked manufacturer Logitech to stop production of the Revue set-top box, PC Magazine reported Monday.

TG Daily also reported on the apparent order to delay production, which Logitech also would not confirm.

Google, TG Daily reported, is not happy with the software, which forces Toshiba, LG and other TV makers into limbo concerning the January's Consumer Electronics Show, which starts in nine days in Las Vegas.

"Our long-term goal is to collaborate with a broad community of consumer electronics manufacturers to help drive the next-generation TV-watching experience, and we look forward to working with other partners to bring more devices to market in the coming years," said Weakley.

The show will find Apple TV as the main attraction in the much-touted marriage between computers and television.

"It's interesting that no one is impressed about Google TV at this point … Yet it's interesting that only a few months ago, Apple TV/iTunes was seen as a missed opportunity for Apple to make it into the streaming video business," said Gary Schultz, president and founder of MRG Research.

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