Following recent news that Google had asked that its manufacturing partners halt production on Google TV devices, comes updated information claming that all is well, with production continuing as normal. Ashish Arora, a VP and General Manager with Logitech, whos Revue box has come under question, directly addressed the earlier rumor with a reply on the Logitech blog saying:
“At Logitech we usually refrain from commenting on rumors and speculation. But I can’t ignore the recent puzzling speculation that Google has asked Logitech to suspend production of Logitech Revue to address software issues.
Those familiar with our product know that we don’t need to modify the Logitech Revue box to deliver software enhancements. Each of our customers will receive periodic over-the-air updates whenever Google and Logitech release changes to the Google TV platform. Logitech Revue boxes purchased at launch in October, as a holiday gift in December or to follow basketball in the spring, will all be the same and will all benefit from the same software updates.
Logitech and Google continue to have a collaborative, effective working relationship as we listen to consumer feedback and work together on enhancements to the Google TV platform. We at Logitech are enthusiastic about Google TV and our role in bringing this new platform to U.S. consumers.”
So while not directly saying yes or no to the reported story, it does sound like the Revue is moving forward without issue and with cooperation from Google. The blog post from Logitech also confirms that the Revue team will be attending CES (Consumer Electronics Show) next month, and will be “demonstrating how Google TV is transforming the TV-watching experience”.