Will 2013 be the year of Google TV?
LG Electronics is planning to introduce an extended Google TV lineup at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month, the company announced. There will be two new models on display -- GA7900 and GA6400 -- both of which will run Google's latest platform and feature LG's redesigned "Magic Remote QWERTY," which allows you to point-and-click or use Voice Search to find what you're looking for.
"LG is committed to providing diverse home entertainment options that offer the most satisfying user experience and the latest LG Smart TVs with Google TV do just that," said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. "They deliver a stellar user experience by merging the latest Google TV platform with LG’s proven Smart TV technology. The result is a comprehensive system that is groundbreaking in its simplicity."
Both of LG's new TVs will have a dual-core CPU, which should make navigating menus smoother and boost overall performance, whether you're surfing the Internet or streaming video. Specifically, LG says the additional processor power allows the TruPicture XD Engine to process images quickly and precisely, hinting that picture quality should be improved, too.
Is the world ready for Google TV? Around this time a year ago, Logitech was kicking itself for getting in bed with Google, a decision the company said cost it $100 million in losses . Here's hoping LG fares better than Logitech did.