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Samsung may link up with Google TV [Updated]

November 16, 2010 | 10:50 am

Googletv Samsung televisions could soon be running Google TV, according to an executive with the South Korean electronics giant.

Yoon Boo Keun, the head of Samsung Electronic Co.’s television business, said in an interview with Bloomberg in Seoul that the company would make an official announcement in January. Samsung was also open to using chips from Intel Corp., Keun said.

The Google TV service aims to combine television and the Internet. Last month, Japanese competitor Sony released HDTVs equipped with Google TV.

Hollywood hasn’t taken well to Google TV, with the television industry widely blocking content from playing on the service.

[Updated on Nov. 18: Samsung released a statements saying that "A relationship with Google TV is currently under consideration but no decision has yet been reached."]

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Photo: Sony's new Internet-enabled LCD television powered by Google Inc.'s Android-based Google TV platform. Credit: Kiyoshi Ota / Bloomberg

 

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