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Last Updated: January 7th, 2012

Google TV's debut device, the Logitech Revue, may have been a commercial failure, but Google isn't showing any signs of giving up on the platform. We've already seen the Revue receive the Honeycomb 3.1 update, bringing the all-important Market access to the platform, and now Google has announced a host of Google TV partners who plan to unveil hardware at CES next week:

  • LG
  • Marvell
  • MediaTek
  • Samsung
  • Sony
  • Vizio

Although they didn't release many specific details, it seems that many of these new Google TV-powered devices will actually be TVs as opposed to separate boxes - LG even plans to release an entire of line of TVs, powered by their own L9 chipset. Chipset designer MediaTek will power most (if not all) of the new wave of Google TV devices. It remains to be seen if Google TV can become a commercial success, but with so many new companies supporting the platform, it surely has a better chance than last year.

Source: Google TV Blog

  • zach

    can we use our android phones as remotes? that would be neat...

  • mastermind26

    If they are making tv sets, does that mean they will cease to make the settop boxes?

    Because, as a consumer, I'd much rather pick up an "add-on" (cheaper) than an entire new tv set (oodles of $$$), when the tv set is still consider brand new.

    #callmepennypincher

    • http://androidexpress.wordpress.com/ Nate Kimmey

      There are some confirmed TVs, but there are also some vague references to "devices," so I imagine that the settop boxes will contine.

      • mastermind26

        Ah. Well then, thank you. :)

  • http://nihondroid.blogspot.com Alex

    I hope some of these come to Japan.

  • Nick Coad

    Remember when they said they would have Google TV on the majority of new televisions in 2012, and some people here laughed and said Google was being ridiculous?

    Yeah.

  • kokoshi

    they could lunch google TV in Europe too.. :)

  • Tyler C

    If they can reveal a really nice set-top device for under $100, I'll definitely look into buying GoogleTV =]

    • Zachary Jacob Zblewski

      That'll have Roku shaking in their boots.

      Heck, Roku might even have to switch to GoogleTV then.

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