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Google TV may have less than 1m viewers

updated 09:20 pm EST, Tue February 28, 2012

Google TV adoption seen very low

An investigation within Android Market stats has suggested that Google TV adoption may be so low as to be under one million users. The TV and Movies app, a core part of the OS, is listed as having between 500,000 to one million installed users, GigaOM found. More than half of them are Logitech Revue owners, while the rest are Sony's combined Internet TV and Internet Blu-ray player owners.

Google hasn't independently confirmed or denied the figures.

Assuming the count represents every user, it could point to very few picking up the platform in roughly a year and a half of its existence. It's supported by Logitech's assertions, which saw it cut Revue production early after poor sales made it untenable. Apple, which still considers its Apple TV boxes a "hobby," shipped 1.4 million just last fall, and 2.8 million in all of 2011.

Google is mostly pinning its hopes on new Google TV devices launching in 2012 from LG, Samsung, Sony, and Vizio, but these won't be ready until the spring or summer. Predictions by chairman Eric Schmidt that most TVs would be Google TVs by summer are so far unlikely to come true.



By Electronista Staff
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  1. Paul Huang

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: Sep 1999

    +12

    Fold it up or

    make it a P0RN0 service. That's where the money is.

  1. rvhernandez

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Apr 2005

    +14

    "Winning"

    Eric Schmit - This is Winning?

  1. testudo

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Aug 2001

    -2

    so...

    The AppleTV has been called a 'hobby' device by Apple, sold few and far between for years (so few that Apple never released numbers on how many they sold, and stuck sales of the device under 'ipod accessories' on their quarterly reports) and that's OK, because it's about building a market over the long term. But Google comes out with a new service, and only has a 1 million customers after just one year, and it has to be called a failure. Right... No bias in your comments at all.

  1. ludachrs

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Sep 2005

    +1

    No this is wrong

    they are activating 500000 to 1000000 per day.

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