New Google TV devices delayed: Another setback

Last month we wrote an article wondering if Google TV had already hit problems when Google TV devices started to be discounted after such a short time. However the very next day we heard that new Google TV goods were on their way from Vizio and Toshiba and due to be launched at CES 2011 in January and wondered if we’d been premature with our concerns about the future of Google TV.

However it seems another setback has occurred as the much awaited release of new Google TV products at the Consumer Electronics Show has been delayed. Ashlee Vance and Claire Cain Miller on The New York Times report that Toshiba, LG Electronics and Sharp were all due to reveal new Internet TV’s at the event but that they have been asked by Google to postpone the introductions.

This is apparently due to the company wanting more time to perfect the software which hasn’t received the positive response it had hoped for. Web TV has so far failed to take off but the major TV manufacturers were seemingly surprised at this latest Google intervention which caught them rather on the hop.

Dean Takahashi over on Venture Beat reports that the mission to refine the software led from poor reviews and points out that this latest news does not look good for Google especially when taking into account its failure to also secure more programming content agreements. What are your thoughts on this latest setback for Google TV? Do you think it’s just that, a temporary setback, or that it means worse than that for Google TV? Why not send us your comments to let us know.