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LG Mulls Google TV Debut at Consumer Electronics Show in January 2012

LG is reportedly preparing to launch a new Google TV in January, even as Logitech admitted that the platform was a ‘big mistake'.

Citing two people with the knowledge of LG's plans, Bloomberg (opens in new tab) reported that LG and Google plan to unveil a new Google TV offering at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January next year.

The new offering will be the first Google TV model made by LG and will be a part of Google's overall efforts to invade the living room with Google TV, which will let users watch online videos and use Android apps on their TVs.

The South Korean consumer electronics giant is Google's biggest partner on Google TV, now that Logitech has backed out after the epic failure of the Google TV set top box, calling the whole thing a ‘big mistake'.

Perhaps offering Google TV platform in a standalone set-top box was a bad idea after all, however, offering the Google TV platform built into television sets might be the game changer that Google needs.

The race to invade the living room with internet connected TV offerings is heating up with Microsoft preparing its Kinect and Xbox Live to change who people watch TV. Apple is also rumoured to be working on a TV offering.

Ravi Mandalia

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