A big day of news for Vizio. After already announcing that Vizio would launch Android based tablets and cell phones later this summer and a new video download service, Google has now confirmed via their blog, that Vizio will incorporate the Google TV platform in TVs and Blu-ray players slated for sale later this year.
I'm not a big fan of the Google TV platform as to date, it simply does not work the way it should. But Google is in this for the long-term and Google TV is not something Google needs to win at overnight. Partnering with Vizio is really interesting because Vizio is all about getting good TV technology into the hands of as many people as possible, at a cheap price. And with Sony's Internet TV, powered by Google TV being expensive, there is a good chance that Vizio will simply bring the Google TV platform to the masses, at no additional cost.