Consumer Electronics giant LG, might be readying its first Google TV, for launch at the Consumer Electronics Show, or CES as it is better known, in January 2012. Google has been trying to build momentum around its Google TV software, which integrates Internet features into televisions. Partnering with LG, the second-largest TV maker in the world, may help shore up the effort amid dwindling support from an early partner, Logitech, which has decided not to replace or further produce its Revue set-top box when existing supplies run out.
Specifications for the new product are yet not clear. However Bloomberg sources “with knowledge of the product” seem to indicate, at this point, that it may be a TV set, with integrated Google TV functionality. It will be one of the first to use Google TV 2.0, which offers third-party apps and a redesigned interface. The upgrade was designed to show the YouTube video- sharing service better and opens up the platform for Android developers to build applications for TV.
This may be just what is required, for the other biggie Samsung, to jump on to the Google TV bandwagon, through its Bada or Tizen platform….Exciting days ahead indeed!!!
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