Fall is just around the corner, and still no firm release plans are in place for Google TV, which has been pegged for a release during the autumn months. But thanks to a beta tester in possession of the Logitech Revue Google TV box we have the next best thing. Not only do we get a couple of pictures including a look at the keyboard controller that has been absent from most demos of the technology, but we also get a hands-on video of Google TV looking quite useful.
Not a whole lot is shown off as far as functionality but with a sharp eye you might catch a few tantalizing details, including the Amazon TV downloads announced after the new Apple TV unveiling and a Netflix app. Does this mean Netflix for Android phones isn’t too far away? We sure hope.
The keyboard controller is looking nice, providing a trackpad, directional arrows, Android and navigation buttons, and controls for powering your devices on and off on top of a full QWERTY layout. Revue set-top box has HDMI in and out, two USB ports, and plenty of IR blasters to give you control over many devices from one remote via Harmony Link.
We aren’t learning a whole lot that we didn’t already know, but gee I sure am starting to feel the tingle of excitement about Google TV. Forget tablets, this is what I want for Christmas.