LG Google TV to debut at CES 2012, hitting UK next year

By Posted 6 Jan 2012, 14:35

We are just a few days away now from this year’s CES event in Las Vegas, and one company LG certainly look to be busy at the show. We have already told you that they plan to show off a new 55 OLED TV along with some new home theater products, and the chance of some new Ultrabooks. Now there is news of a LG Google TV to debut at CES 2012, and is expected to be hitting the UK next year.

It has been announced that LG is going to make its first move into the Google TV platform, which promises to provide a high-end TV experience via Google’s Android operating system. This will coincide with LG’s Cinema 3D technology and its own Smart TV offering, NetCast according to a report.

It will have over 150 applications specially designed for Google TV as well as thousands of Android apps, which will mean LG’s Google TV with offer loads of entertainment features. With the device LG are going to give you an Android based Magic Remote that will offer a QWERTY keyboard on its Wii like remote control.

Previously Google’s Eric Schmidt said that by the summer this year, most new TVs “will have Google TV embedded in it”. Google will be hoping to get a foot hold in the market before the release of any product that Apple are rumored to be working on.

The new device may well be shown off at next week’s CES event, but it is not expected to hit UK stores until 2013 with US consumers expected to receive it sometime this year. Other companies such as Sony and Samsung are also expected to offering Google TV sets soon as well.

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