Samsung set to release Google TVs

Perhaps Samsung knows something the rest of the universe doesn't, especially considering the problems Google TV has been having getting the broadcasters to behave. Or perhaps the big TV set maker has such long product lead times it makes change about as likely as stopping an ocean liner before it slams an iceberg. Whatever the case, the world's largest TV maker said that that it would join Sony in selling HDTVs with Google TV.

The hows, whys and other minor details were left in question, other than that the sets would be displayed at CES in January and that, according to Yon Boo Keun, head of Samsung's TV business, the company was "open to using" new Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) chips. The bigger question--what kind of content Google TV will have to put on the sets--was left floating out in the ether.

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