Looking to stem price erosion in the flat-panel TV market and expand its connected TV base, Samsung is determined to roll out a Google TV set next year.
The company has been developing the set, based on Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) software, since early this year, said The Wall Street Journal, but says it won't use January's Consumer Electronic Show as a launching pad for the new device, despite plans by its competitor, LG Electronics, to do just that.
Sony and Logitech last year partnered with Google to launch an early iteration of Google TV that failed-miserably-to gain traction with consumers. In fact, Google last year reportedly asked Samsung, Toshiba and Vizio, all of which were rumored to have been building TVs based on the software, to abort their rollout at CES 2011.
-see this WSJ article
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