It is no secret that the first launch of the Google TV platform was a bit of a bust, but that is not stopping the folks in Mountain View from giving it another shot. Google TV and a few OEMs debuted new Google TVs at CES 2012 in January, and it looks like the first of those TVs are set to ship sometime this month. PaidContent reported that LG is set to ship two of its 3D TVs later in May, in a 47-inch model priced at $1,699 and 55-inch model priced at $2,299, dubbed the “G2 series.”
Both TVs will pack a 1.2GHz dual-core Marvel chip and will play 3D content. Of course, it will also feature Google TV, which allows users to browse the Play store for apps, watch videos from YouTube, and surf the Web from their couch. Sony, Samsung, and Vizio are also expected to roll out similar televisions later this year.
- LG’s new Google TV set to launch with 3D, as early as this week (9to5google.com)
- First-ever Google TV Hackathon Weekend starts April 20; Hangout with Google TV execs tomorrow (9to5google.com)