Samsung together with the Korean company’s TV division chief confirmed that they are working on Google TV products. The chief affirmed that the sets would be unveiled some time in 2012. Yoon Boo-keun, TV department president, revealed its continuing negotiations this week, as well as insisting that Samsung Google TV products would differ from those of its competitors in an unspecified way.
The company designed a set-top box and a Blu-ray player for the first batch of Google TV products, getting a similar procedure for early Google TV partners Logitech and Sony, but after brief demonstrations at CES 2010 it was not launched commercially, thus never actually reached the market.
It doesn’t appear to have harmed Samsung, for the time being Sony lowered the price of its Google TV sets considerably, and Logitech announced that it didn’t have more plans to launch devices using Google’s system. Current Logitech Revue owners could possibly get Google TV 2.0, the recently launched latest model, but no new hardware is incorporated in the pipeline from the company.
Rumors surfaced from the previous week pertaining to LG’s intentions to push out a Google TV range. The company anticipates to disclose and unveil its first versions at CES 2012 in January.