On December 28; Logitech refused any involvement from Google in maintain halt on Revue production. The company stated that it had “not been asked by Google” to give up making the Google TV box until February to meet a firmware update. The Android-based OS can receive its updates over-the-air, it is not necessary for new specs to wait for a change in manufacturing to show them with new code
The company halted short of refusing a production freeze of any kind, it was meeting the inventory needs of stores at the current time. It wouldn’t confirm whether there had been a halt for another reason, such as low demand or technical issues such as upgrades or bug fixes. Logitech’s production mix let it be flexible in how it produced hardware. However, Logitech does not discuss the specific production plans for any of its products. Regarding high-volume manufacturer of electronic products, Logitech’s use of its own factories as well as those of its manufacturing partners, supplies the company with flexibility in how and when it manufactures products to accommodate customer demand.
The Chinese Lunar New Year, often sources of impermanent production stop because of holiday breaks, only begins on February 3 in 2011 and wouldn’t spill significantly into January. A temporary stop on production could reflect relatively slow first uptake. It is rumored that Logitech would launch 500,000 Revues by the end of 2010 and would have lost some of those at the time the freeze would have begun. Sony has had mixed views on its own Google TV plans and announced sales were acceptable. Moreover, its TV business was much softer this holiday overall. A heavily modified TV market and a poor response to 3D have often been blamed for the drop. At the same time, Apple has sold one million Apple TVs, helped by a price a third that of the Intel-powered Google TV box.