Jun, 26 2012

Google TV is about to blow up this year (or at least get an extra big boost from Google) and while we wait around to see what Google has planned for the TV OS at Google I/O this week, there’s been a silent update of sorts to their webpage, adding new content and a fresh new design. Google is giving a nice overview explaining the differences in the 2 distinct types of Google TV’s we’ll see this year: integrated and buddy box. Integrated is, a the name implies, built into the actual television set Google TV comes equipped inside. Buddy boxes are the traditional set tops we’ve seen with the Logitech Revue and Sony’s Internet Player (finally heading to the UK), as well as their Google TV Blu-Ray players.

You can see Vizio’s Stream Player — introduced back at CES earlier this year — is listed on the Google TV products page, although still listed as “coming soon.” Let’s hope we see more of this little guy at I/O, as well as solid release date. Should give Apple TV a run for its money.

[Google TV]