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Google TV making a comeback?

November 7th, 2011

Google TV, supposedly the Google product that will revolutionize your home entertainment particularly the television didn’t quite live up to its expectation.
Launched with much fanfare during the Google IO 2010, the Google TV somehow failed to gain traction, probably due to its price at the range of $200 to $250.

However, the Google TV is now set for a comeback via version 2.0.

The Internet search engine unveiled a revamped version of its Google TV service and announced plans to create about one hundred online “channels” of original video programming for its YouTube website, in separate announcements on Friday.

Source: Reuters

So Google got a few celebrities to stream videos on its YouTube service and then by linking it to the Google TV, this will allow more viewable “internet channels” on the Google TV.

On the other hand, there were news that the software inside Google TV is set for Honeycomb, which is the Android version of 3.1 after a beta version was made for update.

Make no mistake, the Google TV will be version 2.0 although the software could be Android 3.1.

With all the services and software ready, the remaining factor will be the price of the Google TV hardware.
The price has been reduced and is now available at $89.95 refurbished, from Buy.com or $99.99 from Amazon.com.

Could this be the time to revisit Google TV?

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