LG confirms Google TV sets will hit U.S. market this month

LG Electronics has confirmed reports that surfaced last week that it will begin selling televisions with Google TV later this month.

An executive with the South Korean firm said its new TVs would hit the U.S. market the week of May 21, Reuters reported Monday.

"Production of Google TVs will start from May 17 from our factory in Mexico and U.S. consumers will be able to buy the product from the week of May 21," Ro Seogho, executive vice president of LG's TV business unit, told a small group of reporters.

In January, LG demoed a set with Google TV at CES 2012. Last week the firm, the second largest TV manufacturer in the world, was rumored to be launching sets that also are 3D-ready and include a gesture remote control and a QWERTY keyboard.

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) launched an early version of Google TV in 2010 that struggled to gain traction; its Google 2.0 was released in October with a new interface and has gotten a better reception so far... at least from retailers.

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