Samsung is the world's largest flat panel TV manufacturer and now – according to Bloomberg – Samsung plans to introduce TVs with the Google TV platform. The announcement will be made in January. Sony was the first manufacturer to integrate the Google TV platform.
Samsung and Google TV
In October 2010 Sony announced flat panel TVs with Google TV built in. At the moment these are only available on the US market but Internet-in-TV seems to be a general trend.
Above: Sony Google TV – Samsung to unveil their variant soon
Bloomberg has received information stating that Samsung wants to unveil TVs with Google TV. According to Bloomberg the TVs will be announced in January which hints at a CES 2011 Las Vegas announcement. Bloomberg also says that not all details of the plan have been decided.
Google TV is a platform that integrated Internet into flat panel TVs – either directly or through external boxes. On the Google platform you can explore the many internet video content sources available with the help of Googleâ€™s dominant search engine. Learn more about Google TV here or watch the video clip below.
If Bloomberg's sources are correct we can expect to hear more about the Samsung / Google project at the CES 2011 exhibition from January 6 to 9 in Las Vegas. You can look forward to all the news from CES 2011 here on FlatpanelsHD so remember to check back in 2011.