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A lot of hype has gone into the launch of Google TV, with a first glimpse of all sort of whiz-bang features coming during this year’s Google I/O developer conference. In the time since we’ve seen various demos from Google’s managers culminating in the release of a Logitech set top box for $299 and a $1899 Sony HDTV on DISH Network to start things off.
But what is Google TV other than a desktop computer? When the Logitech Revue box hit the FCC, the mobile computing blog Lilliputing remarked on how closely the internal components resembled that of a nettop, which is a basically a small form factor mobile desktop. Let’s see: Intel Atom processor, extra USB ports and 4GB of RAM. All that’s missing here is some Windows action.
And that’s the difference. In Lance Ulanoff’s PCMag piece “Google TV’s Dark Side“; he expresses his concern about possible threats attacking the Google TV box, causing a user unconscionable havoc.