Google TV's hapless quest for dominance
Google TV is starting to show some signs of improvement. The smart TV platform now includes sorely needed features like the ability to purchase movies and shows directly through Google Play, an overhauled programming guide, and simpler beaming of YouTube videos from mobile devices to the big screen. But thanks to Eric Schmidt’s proclamation that Google TV would be on the majority of new TVs by mid-2012 —something that clearly didn’t happen—it still gets a big “fail” this year. Maybe it’s time to lower those expectations, Eric.