Earlier this week, we found out Logitech’s Google TV/Revue was a pretty big fail and Logitech went ahead to say they’ll no longer be releasing new Google TV devices in the foreseeable future. Does that mean the end of Google TV, since one of the major manufacturer is out? Absolutely not, and that’s the beauty of Android and Google in general; it also happens to be a weak spot, in some cases, with a prime example being Android phone fragmentation, but that’s for another time. Well since Google’s open to almost any manufacturer that takes interest, we should be seeing no shortage of Google TV units, anytime soon, and it looks like LG has gained interest, according to Businessweek. LG is one of the biggest TV producers in the world, and they don’t have any iteration of Smart TVs, like Samsung and Vizio (thanks Engadget). If LG decides to go the Google TV route, it could be mutually beneficial. LG will finally have some kind of Smart TV interface, and Google would obtain quite a few Google TV subscribers by extension, provided LG decided to bundle Google TV/build it in, in their future Smart TV line-up, rather than sell it as a separate accessory.
But if LG did decide to involve Google TV in their new Smart TV designs, how will it differ from the Google TV experience on something like the Logitech Revue? Well, with the recently launched update to Google TV, navigation has become simpler and Google TV has become an all around better experience, but it could still use some polish. If LG decides to showcase some kind of iteration of Google TV, I think they will almost “skin” it, or somehow modify Google TV, with the help of Google, to make it an all around better, sleeker, and more pleasant experience. Also, I believe Google will have some great insight for LG, as well as helping as LG almost every step of the way, considering Google’s aware of the fact that if they can get the second biggest TV manufacturer to bundle Google TV, successfully, it would be a huge victory for Google as well. All Google needs to do now, is launch the equivalent of a Droid type marketing campaign as they did with Verizon for Android, but on the TV level with LG. I’m pretty sure that’s exactly what we’ll see. I think LG and Google will be the next Verizon and Google in the world of Smart TVs. So will we actually see an LG version of Google TV – yes, I’m sure of it.