The Google TV director of Content, Donagh O’Malley, let the proverbial cat out of the bag during a Q & A session yesterday at the Connected TV Panel, MIPCOM 2011. After being asked an unrelated question about Google TV, Mr. O’malley volunteered information on a time frame for the upcoming Google TV 2.0 (Android 3.1) Honeycomb update release:
What I can tell you about what’s coming up with Google TV, is version two is about to launch probably within the next three or four weeks.
-Donagh O’Malley, Director of Content, Google TV
So there you have it, straight from the mouths of Google, yet another time frame for when the Android 3.1 Honeycomb update is going to be released for Google TV. Will they meet this new time frame? Google’s track record is dismal in regards to GTV updates, so I’m sure no one is going to be holding their breath. He did say “probably“, after all.
Also of note- O’Malley stated there are currently around 250 apps optimized for Google TV, and that number is growing. He also added that when Google TV 2.0 goes live users will go from 8 apps to over 1,000 overnight.
If you’re interested in hearing more of what O’Malley and other members of the panel had to say at the MIPCOM 2011, Connected TV Panel, the video is below:
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