Intel CEO Paul Otellini announced the first devices based on the Google TV platform should start shipping this month. Additionally, Otellini spoke out against the new Apple TV, claiming the device feels like a step backward because Apple made it less of a computer-like device.
The CEO still thought the Apple TV could co-exist with Google TV but that the two would appeal to different audiences. Apple's hub would be useful for Otellini's mom because it's "simplistic," he contended, while Google's would appeal to those who wanted more.
"My son is probably going to go buy a Google TV, simply because it's cool," Intel's leader said. "He wants to be able to do his Facebook chat and talk to his friends saying, 'Hey, are you watching the game?' in real time. You cannot do that on Apple TV."