Google TV delayed to avoid disaster

Google TV was set to debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, but from a recent report from the New York Times, Google has pulled its lineup of supported HDTVs to avoid a major disaster, simply because the software isn't ready for the mainstream.

CES brings hundreds of thousands of technology enthusiasts from around the world every year to Las Vegas to see the latest and greatest products, but Google has told vendors to pull their displays from this years show. After poor reviews of the Logitech Revue, Google has made a wise decision to not show an unfinished product and reveal it at a later date.

After the release of the Logitech Revue, many of the major networks including NBC, CBS, ABC and Hulu all blocked streaming content to Google TV users, rending a majority of the content on the device useless.

Television manufactures like Toshiba and Vizio will not be demonstrating their lineup of Google TV compatible devices. However, Vizio will still be holding a private, off the show floor demonstration to a small group of viewers, according to a source.

The delay of Google TV isn't a bad thing, judging by the reviews of the Logitech Revue, the software still needs a lot of work before it's absolutely ready for mainstream. This move could be to avoid a major disaster and the possibility of scarring the Google TV name before it was ever given a fighting chance.

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