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Intel CEO: Google TV Coming This Month

Thursday Intel CEO Paul Otellini told The Wall Street Journal that Google TV devices will actually start shipping this month. Unlike Logitech and Sony, the Intel boss was willing to pinpoint a release schedule that Google otherwise stated as "fall 2010." What he didn't specify was the actual manufacturer and model, or whether the devices will actually go on sale this month.

"My son is probably going to go buy a Google TV, simply because it's cool," the CEO stated. "He wants to be able to do his Facebook chat and talk to his friends saying, 'Hey, are you watching the game?' in real time. You cannot do that on Apple TV."

He pointed out Apple's "simplistic" approach with the revamped Apple TV, saying that the new device is "a step backward" and something his mother would use. Google TV, on the other hand, incorporates "the full Internet, integrated seamlessly with live content."

Google TV's will ship with a version of the Android platform that allows third-party apps and viewing Flash-based content in a full Chrome browser. Apple TV, a $99 set-top box, is now available for purchase and ships in 3 to 4 weeks. Otellini suggested that both platforms should be able to coexist on the market, as they appeal to different consumer segments.

Google TV will come pre-installed in certain HDTVs, and will also be available as a set-top box.

  • jasonr49
    I wouldn't buy anything from someone who insults his mother... ;)
  • chess
    Google just pwned Apple
  • Hilarion
    Another reason not to ever watch or buy a TV again! No Google in my living room.
  • insider3
    One nation, under google, with liberty and justice for all.

    I swear everything is turning into Google.
  • getreal
    True to form, Google is trying to be Apple again by copying every single thing they do. The only issue here is that the Apple TV sucks, and since everything Apple makes is substantially better in every way than the "competition", it is a completely lost cause.

    (And yes, I know, using "competition" and "Apple" in the same sentence is laughable, but I figured it was more polite than the more accurate term "wannabes".)

  • tmax
    chessGoogle just pwned Apple
    Google just pwned the Cable and Satellite TV Companies. I hope it lives up to the hype.
  • rolled
    I bet his son is stuck up
  • lradunovic77
    Thanks, no Google Crap in my TV
  • Humans think
    Apple TV is going to be a bigger success than you anticipate.

    Middle-aged people that value their time and have money to spend and just recently discovered PCs, Laptops, Macbooks, Netbooks, Smartphones, HD and so on would be very glad to use it to see movies sitting on their couch, drinking a glass of red wine or beer on the screen they bought from walmart (they dont even know the difference between the HD ready and full HD)... and they will be happy they can do without the help of their kids...
  • dalethepcman
    jasonr49I wouldn't buy anything from someone who insults his mother...
    I'm not sure stating that a more simplistic device thats easier to use is more catered to your mother is an insult. People like iDevice's because they are easy to use, unfortunatly easy to use and cutting edge have never really been in the same boat together.