CES 2012: LG lines up with Google TV

Joseph O'Halloran ©RapidTVNews | 08-01-2012

In a bid to make sure that CES 2012 turns out rather more successfully than a year ago, Google TV has signed up CE giant LG Electronics as a key and much needed technology partner.

At CES 2012 LG will unveil LG Smart TV with Google TV, combining an Android OS with LG's 3D and Smart TV technologies. Yet LG says that the most attractive feature of its Google TV is its ease of use, based on a combination of its Android-based user interface and the Magic Remote Qwerty designed by LG. The user interface can be accessed using the Magic Remote Qwerty which combines the user-friendly benefits of LG's Magic Remote with a QWERTY keyboard.
Multi-tasking is also possible, as the search, social networking and TV functions can be run simultaneously. In addition to the user interface features, the sets are equipped with LG's own CINEMA 3D technology to provide an immersive home entertainment experience. Such a combination will offer consumers a new and attractive home entertainment option, the CE giant insists.
"LG has constantly strived to provide consumers with wider choices in home entertainment that bring the highest level of sophistication and convenience," commented Havis Kwon, President and CEO of the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company.
"Through Google TV, LG has merged Google's established Android operating system with LG's proven 3D and Smart TV technologies, offering consumers a new and enthralling TV experience." LG will also continue to advance its own Smart TV platform based on NetCast using open web technology such as Webkit browser and Linux. LG Smart TV with NetCast will be available globally in 85 plus countries at launch.