Google TV added another manufacturer to its roster, as product manager Rishi Chandra announced on the Google TV Blog that Vizio will incorporate the technology in its new line of TV sets and Blu-ray players, which will debut in 2011. Chandra wrote:
We’re back from the holidays and ready to get crackin’ on 2011. Last year, we launched the first version of Google TV with our partners, Sony and Logitech, and this year, we’ll continue to make the product even better for you. As we shared last month, we’re constantly iterating on Google TV, adding new features and content, improving the user experience, and fixing bugs. We are in the early stages, and the future is bright.
Today I’m excited to share that we’re kicking off the year with a new partner, Vizio, a leading TV maker in the United States. Vizio is making a new line of TVs and a Blu-ray player incorporating Google TV that will hit shelves later this year.
Also in 2011, we plan to bring developers tools for building applications specifically for the TV and living room, and we plan to bring Android Market to Google TV, so consumers can download thousands of applications to their TVs. Check back in with us periodically to see the latest from our team and partners.