Pass on that drink, Chairman.
Unless Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt has a magic wand that can perform miracles, his latest prediction comes across as rather bold and slightly baffling, even for a company with massively deep pockets.
Speaking to Paid Content UK, Schmidt said that “by the summer of 2012, the majority of the televisions you see in stores will have Google TV embedded in it,” Schmidt said on stage at the Le Web conference.”
It would be believable only if Google TV had any sort of momentum, but despite it receiving a rework with v2.0, and Logitech’s support with Revue, the service has failed to pick up.
However, there are murmurs that Sony, LG and Samsung are all working on a Google TV lineup, although it would interesting how they will justify their newly launched line-up of SMART TVs, which can run apps and services, with this one.