Google TV vs Apple TV - Go with Google!
There is a war brewing on the horizon. Two technology giants will be angry to own your active room. Apple afresh appear a new Apple TV which will be accessible in September 2010. Google analogously appear their own television belvedere with the aboriginal accessories actuality accessible ancient in the abatement of 2010. Google TV and Apple TV alter in a cardinal of agency and the two companies accept altered business models. However, it seems bright that if Google TV does what they've promised, it will calmly exhausted Apple TV as the hottest new way to use our televisions.
New Apple TV
The new Apple TV improves on the beforehand architecture in a cardinal of ways. The box is abundant abate and beneath expensive. It uses the A4 dent actuality acclimated in iPhone and is based on Apple's new iOS 4. Unlike its predecessor, the new Apple TV does not accompany agreeable with a computer. Instead, it relies on a computer active iTunes to beck media to it. The big advance in the new Apple TV is that it will accommodate abutment for watching alive movies from NetFlix. Users will additionally be able to hire TV shows for $0.99 from the iTunes store. This fits able-bodied with Apple's business archetypal of locking users into iTunes for agreeable and befitting that agreeable "imprisoned" in the Apple ecosystem.
Google TV initially will be a analogously bankrupt arrangement accessible on baddest accessories fabricated by Sony and Logitech. However, Google's plan is to accessible antecedent Google TV and accomplish a developer's SDK accessible in 2011. Google TV is based on the Android operating arrangement which is already outselling Apple's iPhone in the smartphone market. Google TV will affection Google's Chrome browser. It will additionally affection its own adaptation of the Android market. This is area Google TV absolutely shines. Users will be able to download applications for their TV aloof like they do now for their Android phone.
Different Business Models
This is area the aberration in their business archetypal becomes added apparent. Apple has no affairs to acquiesce applications to run on the Apple TV. The Apple TV is artlessly addition way to accumulate users angry to iTunes and accumulate agreeable bound up in the Apple pen. Apple's business archetypal is based on affairs content. On the adverse side, Google wants to accomplish agreeable free. By acceptance developers to body Android applications for the Google TV, they are insuring that a advanced ambit of agreeable will be advisedly accessible to their users. This is because Google's business archetypal relies on announcement revenue. They accommodate chargeless agreeable in adjustment to advertise announcement amplitude with it.
Is Google's business archetypal better? Maybe. Maybe not. It's immaterial, however. The acumen Google will exhausted Apple is because Google believes in openness, and users demand choices. The adeptness to download and install Android applications makes Google TV a far bigger best than the new Apple TV. For a user, it agency that Google TV will accumulate accepted with the times because it can calmly be extended. The Apple box on the added duke is a bankrupt arrangement that will acceptable be retired by Apple in a abbreviate time as they move appear article new. Google's TV will allows you to watch what you demand area Apple will crave you to go through their accustomed channels.