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Did the Nexus Q Just Kill Google TV?

by Sean P. Aune | June 27, 2012June 27, 2012 4:00 pm PDT

No Google TV

Google’s new Nexus Q promises a lot of home entertainment opportunities, streaming video, Android integration and … did someone forget about Google TV?

It’s been a couple years now since Google tried to convince the tech world it was going to take over the world of television with its Google TV product.  The devices arrived in stores to the thunderous sound of … crickets.  Despite some companies still supporting the concept, and it’s even about to launch in the U.K. thanks to Sony, one has to wonder if this new initiative may be a sign that the original foray into the family room may now be doomed.

You’re talking about a device that Google is encouraging you to hack, will give devices like the Sonos a run for its money and you just have to wonder if Google will continue to support two different platforms such as this.

Nothing was said about Google TV at the event today, and that can be taken to mean either the company simply had nothing new to announce, or perhaps they just don’t care any more.  Only time will tell what the fate of the Google TV platform will be, but the announcement of the Nexus Q sure doesn’t give a whole lot of hope for the future.

Maybe there’s hope for day two?


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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