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According to a report in the Korean Herald Newspaper LG is ready to take Google TV to the next level.
These innovative smart TVs operating on Google’s Android operating system are consequently expected to become available in more countries other than the US, China and Korea.
The language band for the Google TVs is also likely to be expanded to more than the current 10 or so based on LG forecasts for higher demand. In the US, the world’s No. 2 television maker said it has sold about double its forecast since it launch.
The move will likely put Samsung, the world’s top TV maker, on alert, as LG’s largest rival has been under scrutiny from market watchers who suspect an unravelling of the relationship between Samsung and Google amid the former’s ambitions for an independent smart device operating system.
Samsung Electronics’ president Lee Jay-yong sought to quell such suspicions when he met with Google co-founder Larry Page in April this year during Page’s visit to Korea as reported in TV App Market.
LG Electronics also recently announced that its Google TVs will be updated with the latest version of the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system. Available in the third quarter, the update will enable customers to enjoy more applications, including games that provide a greater level of interactivity and advanced graphics.