Google is calling it ‘Television 2.0’ — and The $2.2 Trillion War for your Living Room.
Quite an interesting sales push, rippling from the Motley Fools Desk. On a sarcastic note they call it ‘The Death of Television’! As you move further on with the insistent sales blather they change track, and christen it as rebirth of TV.
Google’s Television 2.0 a fully interactive TV, a TV that is supposed to bridge the gap between a streaming cable TV, and Internet Content for the user. Google’s Television 2.0 improves the TV experience and marries itself with the Internet.
Could this be a reality one day? Yes but this depends entirely on Google Fiber yet a conceptual stage IDEA, an idea that is still living in the labs. An Internet connection with access speeds around 1 gigabyte per second, 100 times faster than, what most Americans have in their homes today.
My guess is ‘Google Fiber’ is just an effort to push for better data service, by BUYING up unused fiber optic cable bandwidth and offering a bundle of TV/ Data/ Phone at a set price to its users— it’s very much a TEST so far. I don’t think Google has any plans in the near future to pour trillions of dollars to wire up the entire country any time soon.
Google Fiber seems to be scaring cable companies with their nationwide roll-out plans, to improve connection speeds.
The bad news about Google Fiber is… the bandwidth could slow down for some customers in theory as the service becomes popular because Google seems to be using a gigabit PON.
At its core Google’s Television 2.0 is built on Android 3.1, and it is all about serving more content to the viewer. And there are other issues as well, the content as of now is mainly from YouTube, Amazon, and Netflix, especially Comedy Central, ESPN, Disney and other top channels such as HBO are missing.
Google’s own doctrine ‘Content is the King’ … Where is the King! I am not a Google critic however. I am of the belief that…
If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.
– Albert Einstein
Remember Google’s Television 1.0 was mishmash and it’s quite obvious that Google engineers have paid close attention to past anomalies of version 1.0, and most of the functions and design elements missing in the past are included.
On an end note I am not among naysayers.
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