How LG Plans to Deliver Google on Your TV
LG Electronics USA is conducting live demonstrations of LG’s Google TV models at Internet Week New York, which begins today.
LG’s Smart TV with Google TV (G2 Series) combines the power of Google services with the speed of LG’s new L9 dual-core chipset and a user-friendly interface for the next-generation Google TV experience. The event runs from May 14-17 at 82 Mercer Street in Manhattan.
“LG is excited to work with Google to bring Google services to TVs, making it easier for consumers to access a growing amount of content on the big screen,” said Havis Kwon, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company.
While there’s still a dearth of useful content, the TV system of late has been undergoing a sort of metamorphosis, as it has embraced the voguish digital technologies. Now, it’s not a one-sided affair; now it’s interactive. (Read: TV to Consumer: Look, I’m Changing Now)
Through the TV & Movies app, YouTube, Chrome, and the Google Play Store, the LG Google TV delivers content to consumers. The L9 chipset also provides the power needed for LG’s 5-mode Magic Remote with QWERTY keyboard, which offers a new approach to the Google TV remote.
In addition to a full keyboard, it responds to gesture-based commands, similar to a Wii remote, and offers scrolling as well as voice recognition for simplified search capabilities. The “Wheel” feature enables swift scrolling through Web pages, various menus and applications – just like a PC – allowing users to view content quicker and more efficiently.
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LG voice recognition technology allows users to enter text in search terms with voice commands, speeding up the overall browsing experience.
The G2 also features LG’s CINEMA 3D technology, which uses proprietary Film Patterned Retarder (FPR) technology, to deliver shutter free Full HD 3D with battery-free and lightweight glasses. Six pairs of 3D glasses are included in the box, making LG’s Google TV ideal for viewing with a large group of family and friends when used in 3D mode.
LG Smart TV with Google TV (G2 Series) is expected to be available online and at regional retailers later in May in 47-inch (47.0-inch diagonal) and 55-inch (54.6-inch diagonal) class sizes at $1,699.99 and $2,299.99 respectively.