Samsung to launch Google TV next year

Samsung’s visual display division president Yoon Boo-Keun confirmed to The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday that his company plans to launch a television with Google TV software next year. The Google TV platform allows users to browse the web and interact with a television in a similar fashion as they would with a computer. However, Google TV products, such as Logitech’s Revue set-top box, have failed so miserably that Logitech’s CEO described the product as a “mistake.” It is unclear how Samsung plans to differentiate its televisions from set top boxes, which suffered from poor sales, but new Google TV software paired with Samsung’s position in the television market could help raise consumer awareness. LG will also reveal a Google TV during January’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas but Samsung said it has no plans to unveil the TV quite so soon.

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