Lots of TV-related innovation on the near-term horizon
Schmidt told the Edinburgh television festival its lack of success so far was partly because it was a feature designed into televisions, devices which consumers tend to replace only about once every five years.
"We're absolutely committed to staying, to improving Google TV," he said, adding that new companies would be joining existing partners Sony and Logitech for the next version. Logitech makes computer mice, speakers, webcams and keyboards.
"I believe that they're both going to be on board and I believe there are many more coming. Wait shortly for an announcement," he said.