When I wrote my original blog post on GoogleTV I must confess that I was just looking into the future and was not to concerned on whether it would happen. But today the NYT have released some more information which would seem to indicate that actually my predictions were nearer the money than I thought!
So now we Google, Intel, Sony and Logitech all working together on GoogleTV, with the promise of an open platform so that developers can create new and exciting applications! With Logitech now involved as well we can also imagine a special remote control, perhaps with added functionality to ease navigation.
Now this is still all being denied by all parties – but if this is true, Google, Intel and Sony…..connectedTV could become very interesting in 2010.
Getting political for a second – why should the UK public fund the development of Canvas which will be limited to the UK, when 3 of the largest commercial organisations in media are developing probably a superior product, that will be truly open (does anyone really believe Canvas will be open?) and will also have the ability to be global!
Time to get excited!!