Bloomberg reports that not everyone is down on GoogleTV. Even after the backhand Google got from one time partner Logitech, Korean LG is prepping some GoogleTVs for CES.
Google Inc. and LG Electronics Inc. may unveil a television using the search giant’s software at the January Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, according to two people with knowledge of the project. The product would be LG’s first model with Google TV, said the people, who declined to be identified because the discussions aren’t public.
Samsung and Vizio have also been rumored to be working on GoogleTVs and might unveil one at CES in January. However, with Google’s purchase of Motorola, Google no longer really needs a set-top box partner. Motorola makes them. Even without Motorola, it isn’t hard to put GoogleTV on an OEM box.
Google’s other current partner Sony is also slashing prices as low as $180 for their GoogleTV/BluRay combos.