LG has announced that it will be showing off its “LG Smart TV with Google TV” at CES 2012 next week in Las Vegas. More an announcement of an announcement, the company didn’t reveal all the details about the new TV.
What we do know is that it will be a 3D television that requires glasses; however, those glasses are lightweight and glasses-free rather than some of the battery-powered options required by other 3D sets. As you can tell by the name, the set will also be Google TV-equipped, and LG has indicated the set will come with a QWERTY remote for controlling some of those functions from afar.
LG isn’t the only company that will be announcing a new Google TV in 2012. On its blog Google listed a number of other manufactuers who will be partnering with the company to announce products at CES and throughout 2012:
- LG – We’re thrilled to welcome global consumer electronics leader LG to the Google TV family. LG will showcase a new line of TVs powered by Google TV running on their own L9 chipset at CES.
- Marvell – Also new to the Google TV family this year is Marvell, an innovative worldwide leader in chipsets. Marvell will be showcasing a new generation of Google TV solutions which will help bring more products across more price points to consumers.
- MediaTek – We’re also excited to partner with MediaTek, the leading Taiwanese chipset designer. MediaTek chipsets will power yet another wave of Google TV devices.
- Samsung – We’re excited to work closely with Samsung to bring Google-TV powered Samsung devices to market in 2012.
- Sony – We’re happy to build on our partnership with Sony. At CES, Sony will unveil new devices for the US and plans to offer Google TV powered products in several countries around the world in 2012.
- Vizio – Last year we announced our partnership with Vizio at CES. This year we’re excited to join Vizio as they hold private demos at CES showcasing their new line of Google TV-powered products.
We’ll of course be on the scene in as Vegas next week to get you all the details on the new set. What do you think about Google TV? Would you be interested in an LG-branded Google TV? What about one made by another manufacturer?