With competition in the internet connected television arena heating up, LG will be showing off their first ever Google TV at CES 2012. Previous generations of the TV operating system haven’t necessarily done the best, though a lot of work has went into making an overall better product and experience.
“Google hopes to replicate the success of its Android mobile software in the TV market, but its attempt to conquer the living room has seen limited success so far due to a lack of web content and support from hardware manufacturers.”
Google also announced on their blog today that Sony, Samsung, and Vizio as well as some chipset manufacturers, will be demoing Google TV products at CES. With news of the Apple iTV heating up, this is sure to be an interesting year for televisions and how we interact with them.
Previously, we would turn on the TV, flip through the guide/menu, find what we want to watch, and watch it. Of course, not to mention the flipping back and forth between shows once commercials hit, that is if you don’t have a DVR.
“Google TV allows consumers to access online videos and websites on their TVs, as well as specialized apps such as video games. Currently it comes built-in on certain Sony television models and Samsung is also working with the U.S. firm to launch Google TVs.”
It’ll be interesting to see what the various companies have on display and maybe this will be the year that this really takes off on a much larger scale.