Google has posted a new video showing off Google TV. Those who watched the keynote at Google I/O won’t see much new here, but it does show some of the different things you can do with it that previous videos didn’t show. It shows actual footage, rather than animation, anyway.
"This is cool but it’s not really new technology," commented one YouTube viewer. "It just makes things more convenient for avid TV watchers. I spend more time on my laptop anyway so this doesn’t do so much for me."
It is actually the convenience that Google and its partners played up more than anything during the presentation of this product. At Google I/O last month, the world "seamless" was used more times than I can count. It may indeed be the convenience factor that makes or breaks the success of Google TV.
Some (Steve Jobs) have already all but dug Google TV’s grave, but ultimately it will be consumers who judge, and once they get to try it, that’s when the picture will become more clear. Based on all we’ve seen, it has a lot going for it that could make it more successful than past web-tv endeavors. More on that here.