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LG Google TV: 3D Android-powered TV coming to CES 2012, not out in the UK ‘til 2013

LG has announced that it’ll be showing off its Google TV at CES 2012. The Android-based Smart TV has a new-look user interface that’s populated by some familiar-looking icons. We can see from the press shot above that there’s icons for Chrome, Android Market, YouTube and Google Search as well as what looks like an icon for the launcher.

All of this is accessed by way of LG’s Magic Remote Qwerty, a smart remote control that (you guessed it) features a Qwerty keyboard.

LG’s press release says that search and social network functions can be used while you’re watching TV. Hopefully this’ll mean we can dispense with our two-screen viewing habits. Tweeting about whatever it is that Cheska’s wearing on #madeinchelsea from one display? Paradise.

The display of LG’s Google TV can also jump from 2D to 3D viewing modes. “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 in a statement.

“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 LG Google TV is compatible with LG’s battery-free CINEMA 3D black specs, so its an affordable 3D home cinema option as well.

Due to be demoed in full at CES next week, we’re hoping get a better idea of how this all works. Sadly, while US punters will be able to snap an LG Google TV this year; us British punters will have to wait a little longer, until 2013 at the earliest. So unless Made in Chelsea is still running then, our @cheska85-baiting antics might never come to fruition.


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