Samsung Will Make a Google TV Related Announcement in January

Posted Wed Nov 17, 2010 at 07:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

It's vague, sure, but it's exciting nonetheless.

According to Bloomberg, Samsung will be making an announcement in January – which usually means they'll make it at the Consumer Electronics Show – regarding televisions with Google TV software. That could make Samsung the first company on board with Google TV since the initial launch.

What's particularly interesting here is that nothing is said about Google TV equipped Blu-ray players, which seem like an obvious move for the company.

When the idea of Google TV was first announced, it seemed like a no-brainer. A manufacturer would have to be a fool not to jump on that. After some setbacks with streaming content though, that initial wariness can be understood.

Update: 11/18/10

Samsung says that while Google TV is certainly a possibility, it's not a definite. "Samsung is focused on delivering the most complete smart TV experience to consumers and this will guide our approach as we consider introducing new services or platforms such as with Google," explains one Samsung representative. "A relationship with Google TV is currently under consideration but no decision has yet been reached."

Source: Bloomberg

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