Bloomberg reported this weekend that Google and LG may unveil a television using Google TV at the January Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. According to two people with knowledge of the project, the product would be LG’s first model with Google TV.
Google is said to be trying to build a coalition around its Google TV software, which is supposed to add Internet features to televisions. With LG being the second-largest TV maker, enlisting it may help shore up this effort amid dwindling support from Logitech – Google’s early partner – which is backing away from the partnership on the back of disappointing sales.
A redesigned version of Google TV was introduced last month after the initial rollout fell short of expectations – the latter was launched last year with Sony, Logitech and Dish Network Corp. The revamped version sports a simpler interface, with the upgrade designed to show the YouTube service better and open the platform for Android developers to build apps for TV.