The Game Developer Conference is going on right now, if you haven’t heard, and Google has a pretty decent presence there. You had to imagine that they’d be there to entice developers to adopt the Android platform and show them how they could get started with it on phones and tablets, but another sect of Android was present: Google TV.
We didn’t attend the event ourselves, but there are plenty of others who did. LA Times was on hand to see the reception Google got from the crowd of coders packed into the Moscone Center. Google’s phones and tablets session attracted many eager developers as lines reportedly snaked from one hall to the next inside the convention center.
On the other hand, attendance at the Google TV sessions were said to be uninspiring, and whoever did attend wasn’t 100% sold on it: they were likely just there out of curiosity. We want Google TV to succeed on multiple levels, but the industry is speaking and whether it be from content providers or from game developers, their words don’t sound too good.