Logitech has reportedly frozen supplies of its Revue Google TV box from manufacturer Gigabyte, with sources claiming the company is waiting on Google to finalize either updates or a new version of the platform. According to DigiTimes, December and January’s production has been halted, although in-store supplies of the STB aren’t expected to be impacted.
That’s seemingly because Logitech’s sales of the Revue have failed to met expectations so far this year, though actual figures are in short supply. Google TV has not been the market-sweeping success its creators might have hoped for; earlier this week, reports claimed that Google had requested hardware partners Toshiba, LG and Sharp cancel their plans to launch Google TV products at CES 2011 next month.
Gigabyte has declined to comment on the production freeze leaks, but industry insiders suggest that with Android Honeycomb around the corner – tipped for March 2011 – Google may be building a new version of the Google TV platform with that at its core. Component suppliers for the Revue are apparently not expecting to resume supplying Gigabyte until February or March 2011.