LG to Launch New Smart TVs Running Google TV Platform
May 7, 2012 6:34 PM
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LG jumps into smart TV market
Google has been having a rather tough time in the consumer market with its Google TV platform. The flagship product to carry the operating system at launch was the Logitech Revue. The product failed to sell and Logitech eventually
pulled out of the market
late last year. Google TV can still be found in some Smart TVs, and LG Electronics is set to try its hand in the market with products running the Google TV operating system.
LG, currently the second largest TV maker in the world, has announced that it plans to launch Smart TVs using Google TV in United States starting May 21.
reports that the initial launch of the new Google TV-enabled Smart TVs by LG will take place in the United States.
"Production of Google TVs will start from May 17 from our factory in Mexico and U.S. consumers will be able to buy the product from the week of May 21," Ro Seogho, executive vice president of LG's TV business unit, told a small group of reporters.
Seogho also stated that LG would consider launching the line in Europe and other countries as well but that decision hasn't been made. LG plans to evaluate the performance of the TVs in the United States before launching globally.
The move is also a preemptive to combat against Apple. Apple has been rumored to be working on its own "smart" television.
The timing may be right for LG on the new Smart TV venture with research firms like iSuppli predicting 60% growth in the Smart TV market this year with 95 million sets shipped. Smart TVs will be the largest growth area in the TV industry this year according to analysts.
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5/8/2012 1:40:33 PM
Android powered is a big step up from previous gen "Smart" tv's. As with anything, it has to get smart enough to where it's good enough without having to resort to a box. Shouldn't take long to be good enough for the average consumer, however some people here will still be touting complicated solutions when it's not really something targeted at them.
"If you look at the last five years, if you look at what major innovations have occurred in computing technology, every single one of them came from AMD. Not a single innovation came from Intel." -- AMD CEO Hector Ruiz in 2007
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