Google may do a lot of things right, but its miserable exceptions (Google Buzz , anyone?) can be pretty miserable—and Google TV looks right now like a candidate for the latter category. According to reports  today, the system called Revue Google TV, produced with Logitech, is seriously underperforming its targets.
Logitech said in a quarterly earnings release yesterday that the set-top Web TV box is performing far below expectations, bringing in only $5 million in sales. That's compared to the $22 million Logitech had reported in sales for the previous quarter and $18 million expected for this quarter. That's right: a 70 percent miss.
The poor performance has led tech bloggers to describe the system as another dud , and it remains to be seen whether the company can turn the system around.
In a statement, a Google spokesman told CNET, "It's early days for Google TV and for Internet-connected TVs in general. . . . Our engineers are . . . developing the next version of Google TV, which will, for example, include Android Market. This will enable the applications from thousands of developers to come to Google TV."