LG to add Google to new TVs in 2013

Forget those Google TV boxes, because at least one company is looking to integrate, with LG pre-announcing more CES goods.

Set to be shown officially at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month, LG’s upcoming GA6400 and 7900 series TVs will take advantage of Smart TV not just by connecting the internet to your television set, but also by offering Google’s TV platform, with access to YouTube, apps, and more.

“LG is committed to providing diverse home entertainment options that offer the most satisfying user experience and the latest LG Smart TVs with Google TV do just that,” said LG’s Havis Kwon. They deliver a stellar user experience by merging the latest Google TV platform with LG’s proven Smart TV technology.”

Similar to the developments we saw with the introduction of new televisions last year from various manufacturers, the LG Google TV include a dual-core processor to make sure this system is seamless, designed to offer fast web browsing, video streaming, and the ability to link the television up with other connected devices, such as smartphones and tablets running Google’s Android operating system.

Just like with all CES things – and pre-CES things too, it seems – pricing and local availability are both missing in action right now, though if you’re considering getting a TV right now, we’d suggest to hold off, as history tends to show that new models make their way out in March to April down here in Australia.

As for the TV, we should be getting a good hands-on with LG’s Google TV set when we arrive at CES to check out everything the world of technology has to offer us in the new year.