Back in October, Google announced a big update for Google TV. Only now has it come to the Logitech Revue – the original device that Google TV launched on.
Last month, Logitech CEO Guerrino De Luca reportedly called Google TV “a big mistake,” and said the company would stop producing the Revue.
“The initial version of Google TV wasn’t perfect, but launching it gave us the opportunity to learn. These are still early days, and we’re working hard to move forward with each update,” Google said when it initially launched the update.
Today, Logitech announced it will begin delivering a free software update of the Android 3.1 platform to the Revue this week. On the company’s blog, Ashish Arora, VP and GM of the company’s Digital Home Group writes:
Some of the key developments include more entertainment choices such as access to Android Market; faster and more comprehensive search and browse capabilities; a simplified user interface, and improvements to the Logitech Media Player.
With the Android Market now available through your Logitech Revue, you’ll get new and useful apps all the time, such as the new Google Music app, making your Logitech Revue the fastest growing entertainment hub in your living room. At launch, the Android Market will feature around 50 apps optimized for HDTV, and we expect number of apps to increase over time.
A short message on the Google TV blog also says:
As Logitech announced, starting today all units of the Logitech Revue will begin to receive an over-the-air (OTA) update of the new Google TV software. The update will include a simplified design and interface, an improved search functionality, a TV & Movies app for easily finding great shows and movies to watch, access to the Android Market with many apps optimized for Google TV, as well as an improved YouTube application.
If you have the Revue, Arora just says to make sure your unit is turned on and connected to the web, and accept the update when it pops up on the screen.