Today Yahoo has launched an expanded version of their Widget Engine. They've partnered with Hisense, ViewSonic, MIPS Technologies, and Sigma Designs to stick their widgets into as many different devices as possible, especially televisions. These new Widget-y gadgets will start shipping in Q1 of 2010. Yahoo TV Widgets now also work on "all major consumer electronic device chip architectures worldwide".
As a way to push adoption of their new widgets, Yahoo has opened their Widget Development Kit to the development community. Several big products, including Vizio's XVT series of HDTV and the new ViewSonic VMP80 media player, will launch in 2010 with Yahoo Widgets installed. New Widgets include; Sky News TV, RadioTime, Napster, and 1Cast.
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