LG announces Vegas launch for Google TV
Dubai, January 8, 2012
LG Electronics will introduce its highly-anticipated Google TV at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas tomorrow (January 9).
LG Smart TV with Google TV combines the familiarity of Google’s Android OS with the convenience and comfort of LG’s 3D and Smart TV technologies, offering consumers a new and attractive home entertainment option, a statement from the company said.
“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.”
The most attractive feature is its ease of use, because of its Android-based user interface and the magic remote qwerty designed by LG, the statement said.
The user interface and main screen have been designed for convenient browsing and content selection. Multi-tasking is also possible, as the search, social networking and TV functions can be run simultaneously.
The user interface can be accessed using the magic remote qwerty which combines the user-friendly benefits of LG’s magic remote with a qwerty keyboard.
Equipped with LG's Cinema 3D technology, Google TV provides a home entertainment experience that is immersive, comfortable and convenient. Based on LG’s own film patterned retarder (FPR) technology, Cinema 3D glasses are battery-free, comfortable and lightweight.
The glasses are also very affordable, making LG’s Google TV ideal for viewing by a large group of family and friends when used in 3D mode. With a single click of the remote, any 2D program or movie can be viewed in 3D, due to the built-in 2D to 3D conversion engine, it said.
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 year. – TradeArabia News Service