December 23, 2010
Google regrouping on Google TV; Toshiba, LG to delay products
Chris Foresman shares Google’s request to have set-top box makers delay plans to release new Google TV products. Here’s why.
“Google has asked a number of TV and set-top box makers to delay plans to release new Google TV products at the beginning of next year. According to a New York Times report, Google plans to revamp the software due to its ‘lukewarm reception’ and decidedly ho-hum reviews.”
“A new round of data centre upgrades, driven by virtualization, growing amounts of data and a greater need for storage, pumped life into the data center equipment market in 2010, according to Infonetics Research. Even with a flat third quarter and an expected down fourth quarter, the market will grow about 67 per cent this year over last.”
“The Dell Streak has gotten more affordable, but the lower price comes with a wait time. Dell has dropped the price of the carbon black 16GB Streak to $399.99. That price doesn’t require the signing of a binding agreement with a wireless provider, but the cheaper Streaks won’t start shipping until January 10.”