LG are throwing their hat into the Google TV ring, announcing that they will be showcasing a 3D flatscreen TV at CES 2012 that will have the search giant’s web-connected UI onboard.
Pairing with LG’s own Smart TV platform and Cinema 3D technology, the passive screen will also come with a new “magic remote QWERTY”, specially designed to ease navigation through the Google TV interface.
“LG has constantly strived to provide consumers with wider choices in home entertainment that bring the highest level of sophistication and convenience,” said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company.
“Through Google TV, LG has merged Google’s established Android operating system with LG’s proven 3D and Smart TV technologies, offering consumers a new and enthralling TV experience.”
However, despite mimicking much of Google TV’s own functions, LG will keep their own NetCast connected platform onboard the TVs too.
“Alongside Google TV, LG will continue to advance its own Smart TV platform based on NetCast, which will be available in more than 60 percent of LG’s flat panel TVs scheduled for introduction over the coming year.
“With a growing collection of content and services, LG’s Smart TV platform will continue to provide consumers with a unique user experience.”
LG’s Google TVs will hit the US first, sometime before the end of 2012, while UK consumers will have to wait until early 2013.