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Samsung, LG and others are to join a growing list of TV manufacturers announcing Google TV products at the Consumer Electronics Show next week.

Samsung, LG and others are to join a growing list of TV manufacturers announcing Google TV products at the Consumer Electronics Show next week.

 
Samsung is expected to release a number of Google TV devices in 2012. There does not appear to be a date set, so we can probably expect that it will be later in the year, but the move is big, as Samsung is the largest manufacturer of TVs in the world.
 
Another heavyweight joining Google's team is LG, which plans to unveil a line of Google TVs using its own L9 chipset at the Last Vegas electronics event.
 
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Other supporters include Marvell, MediaTek and Vizio, all of which will be hosting demonstrations of their Google TV devices. Sony, one of the few initial partners Google secured, will also be announcing several new Google TV products for the US and other countries.
 
The Android-powered Google TV was released in October 2010, but failed to generate the interest that many expected, particularly due to a falling out with major US television broadcasters like NBC, ABC and CBS. Google released an update for Google TV last October, which introduced a simpler interface and improved experience. Since then Google TV activations more than doubled, suggesting Google's fortunes might be turning around with the once ailing platform.
 
With a host of new partners, including the market leaders, and a slew of new products, Google TV could become the next big thing in the TV industry since the 3D boom in 2010.