LG tunes in to Google TV
Android-equipped tellies out in 2012
LG has hopped on the Google TV bandwagon.
LG will show off a smart TV loaded with Google's Android-based telly interface at next week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The set will do passive 3D, with 2D-to-3D conversion on board.
LG said it was not dropping its own IPTV UI, which will be available on more than 60 per cent of its tellies this year.
Well, it's good to have a back up plan.
Launched in 2010, Google TV has still to prove itself in the market.
In November 2011, Logitech CEO Guerrino De Luca admitted the company had partnered with Google too early, implying the mouse makers Revue set-top box had been essentially rushed to market.
"Google TV is a great concept, Google TV has the potential to completely disrupt living room," De Luca told investors. "The integration of television in Internet is inevitable. But the idea that it would happen overnight in Christmas 2010 was very misguided and that also cost us dearly."
Both Sony and Samsung have also given Google TV the thumbs-up. ®
Not a football player then?
Have no clue what you're on about AC 11:50. Have footballers gotten bored with underage orgies and moved on to grannie love now?
In a car park at Scratchwood
A "meh" sort of announcement. No-one's gonna go out of their way to buy this telly just for GoogleTV. Without having seen the price, I bet it's one of their higher-end TVs too, so sales aren't exactly going to be through the roof GoogleTV or no GoogleTV.
They should be working out how to get GoogleTV into all tellies, from the cheapest to the most expensive. And particularly the cheapest; if you could buy a GoogleTV box for under £50 to make any telly an IPTV I reckon a lot would go for it.
As it is, it's an overpriced toy. As Logitech discovered when they found the Revue only sold when sold under $100...
Now you can't even watch TV without having Google spying on your viewing habits, to show you ads that are "relevant to you" of course.
Can't wait, especially if it's like yesterday when Google decided I was a good target for ads of some mature dating website showing me image ads of disgusting horny grannies. (note I'm a 30 year old with absolutely no interest on that)