Google TV jailbroken -- underlying Android system exposed
What's the big deal? Well, in Harte's own words: "What this means is that we now have a complete Android development environment for the Google TV." The jailbreak has exposed the underlying Android system, which essentially means Android on a TV, complete with the ability to run Android apps.
Don't get your hopes up too soon for a user-land jailbreak however. The process requires opening up the Logitech Revue, a bit of soldering, and a pretty involved software hack -- not something your average Joe wanting Hulu on his Google TV is likely to manage. But it's a step in the right direction, and with a bit of luck an end-user software-only jailbreak will be forthcoming. Still, for the time being, Harte is pretty stoked because he and other developers can now get started on Google TV-based applications, while Google has yet to release any development tools.
Hit the break to watch the GTVhacker dev team in action.