Toshiba and Vizio seem to be 2 more companies that along with Samsung and Sony are going to integrate the Google TV software into their TV sets. Apparently, we’ll see some demos at CES in January, this year.
While Google TV hasn’t been very success on the networks deals, it still has a lot of potential, and if more TV’s use Google TV software, then it’s just a matter of time before the networks realize its potential and how they could make money from a deal with Google.
I think it’s interesting that Google said that early next year the ARM version of Google TV will be ready, and in the same time Samsung, Toshiba and Vizio promise Google TV’s for early next year. They are probably wanting to take advantage of the much cheaper and smaller ARM chips that would offer similar performance with Intel’s Atom.
I believe even more manufacturers will start making Google TV’s, and I’m willing to bet LG will announce theirs soon, too. They always seem to follow Samsung’s lead.