Last month both Logitech and Sony announced that they were to launch Google TV, the former a little like a Tivo like box, the other integrated into their TVs. Blomberg reports that Samsung has announced that they also plan to launch a new Google TV lineup, which will be unveiled during CES 2010.
It was only a matter of time really, as Google needs to have the backing of Samsung, as they are the largest TV manufacturer in the world, whereas Sony is only the third. The next step is Google TV on the PS3, but that is a long way off yet — certainly a nice thought though.
We now have to wait a couple of months to learn what new models Samsung will announce. Will they have just one new range, or will their be a host of them, such as LED TVs and 3D TVs? One thing is certain; this will be a great partnership of two companies that are at the top of their field.
There are no more details on this, so we will just have to wait until CES 2011. Would you rather Sony Google TV or Samsung Google TV?
UPDATE – Samsung Official Statement
“For Samsung, the connected TV era began more than three years ago and achieved a breakthrough in 2010 with the introduction of Samsung Apps, the world’s first TV application store now available in more than 120 countries. Our success has been built on an open platform strategy through which we have partnered with diverse content and service providers via our Internet@TV service, including Google properties such as YouTube, Picasa, and Maps. Samsung is focused on delivering the most complete smart TV experience to consumers and this will guide our approach as we consider introducing new services or platforms such as with Google. A relationship with Google TV is currently under consideration but no decision has yet been reached.“