Last week I posted my written review of Google TV and its newly minted Honeycomb (Android 3.1) update. This week I took out the video camera to do the review again. My conclusions are still basically the same now as they were last week, though a platform like GTV by its nature is a constantly moving target. Google Music for Google TV has upped the platform’s value during the past seven days, and today’s rumors that Samsung might be prepping a Google TV-related announcement for CES ’12 moved the needle just that much higher.
Google TV was kind of a mess when it launched last year, and the mess got worse when content providers started blocking GTV devices from accessing their Web videos. Google TV is much better this year, but now it needs more apps – and HD video to fuel them – in order to fulfill its promise of revolutionizing television. But don’t just take my words for it; take my videos, too. Part One is up above, Part Two down below. Enjoy, and chime in with your own tender feelings on the fate of Google TV, won’t you?
Oh, and Sony just slashed the price of the TV featured in the video – the 46″ NSX-46GT1 – in case you’re interested. As of my writing this, it’s selling for $799.99, which is $600 off the original price. Maybe some refreshed Google TV hardware awaits us at CES?