Serving as a extra from what it was known about Vizio new connected HDTVâ€™s that will have Yahoo Widget Engine and OnDemand Video Services is that Vizio decided to not depend on Whatever Stream Widgets come via Yahoo TV Widgets or being forced to collaborate with Yahoo to get new widgets, like Verizon FIOSâ€™s does (so far) with the Widget Bazaar. Vizio will have its own Widget Platform and will provide a SDK for developers interested in the new â€œStream Widgetsâ€ space that comes with Widgets made for TVâ€™s. This is thanks to the fact that the HDTVâ€™s supports Adobe Flash. So it is only about Vizio showing developers the guidelines and toolkit to developers so widgets can be developed in the style Vizio wants them to be done. This way they will be swiftly included for use in the Vizio Connected HDTVâ€™s.
CNET got a nice First Look video that touches on that and show the Two vizio models for release starting next month.
From the very same CNET, Erica Ogg makes her case on how Vizio offering is going to stand out with these Connected HDTVâ€™s and it makes for good read too: