Two nights ago I was surprised to find an update available for my Logitech Revue GoogleTV device, but alas it wasn’t the update that we’ve been looking for. After doing some investigative work I’ve determined that the update was nothing more than a security patch, so still no Honeycomb (Android 3.1) on the GoogleTV platform. It was quite disappointing to find out that the update only beefed up my device’s security, and the only change I noticed upon completion of the update was the fact that I had to re-enter my Netflix password. As it stands the firmware on the Logitech Revue is sitting at Android 2.1-update 1 with a build number of KA1X-20110620.164503.user-b54202.
Bummer! You see, this is my beef with Google’s product suite. It takes way too long for OS updates to get pushed out to their wide range of partners and varying hardware specs. I’ve been hearing about this d*mn GoogleTV update for months now, but she still hasn’t been put into action. The device still works fine, but with any piece of tech it’s always nice to get something new, so I wish Google could, dare I say it, get a little more dictator-like.
I was always against Apple’s policy of “It’s Steve’s way, or the highway”, but I’m starting to see the reasoning behind that now that I’ve joined his Imperial forces. Sometimes it’s a good thing to have a tight control over your product line, so you can update your devices more frequently, and in a uniform manner. Oh well, guess we’ll just have to keep playing the waiting game. You’ve been duped into thinking that this was THE GoogleTV update…
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