LG announced (via The Verge) a new proprietary chipset dubbed “L9” that will be powering Google TV devices from OEMs in 2012. There are not many details regarding the new chipset, which will also be used in LG’s 3D television lineup, but you can expect “enhanced 3D” and much faster performance thanks to support for quad-core GPU and dual-core CPUs.

The company is also showing off its new lineup of Google TV-powered smart televisions at 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. LG did not specify plans for pricing and release, but to Venture Beat the TVs are expected sometime in the first half of 2012.

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