googletv LG to launch Google TV later this month

LG will launch a Google TV later this month, according to a senior executive at the company, giving new hope for Google's internet-connected TV platform.

LG will launch a Google TV later this month, according to a senior executive at the company, giving new hope for Google's internet-connected TV platform.

 
The LG Google TV will begin production on 17 May in LG's Mexican factory and will be available for purchase from the week of 21 May, two weeks time.
 
LG is the second largest TV manufacturer in the world, behind Samsung, so getting the support of this company is a major boost for Google's TV efforts, which failed to entice customers in 2010. A revamped version of the software has been released and the internet-enabled TV market has shown strong growth potential, with IHS iSuppli predicting 60 percent growth this year, so it is no wonder Google and its allies are giving it another shot.
 
 
There are no details yet about screen sizes or estimated prices, but we can likely expect something in the medium range, perhaps around 36 or 40-inches, to cater for as wide an audience as possible, with prices likely to be reasonably steep, given the relative newness of the technology.
 
The TV will initially only be available in the US, but LG said it would be evaluating the success of it there to decide if it will expand into the European and Asian markets.
 
Source: Reuters