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The world’s largest TV manufacturer, Samsung, has recently announced that it may equip its forthcoming TVs with Google’s Android technology. Google TV is still under heavy development but is best described as a ‘software platform for set-top boxes and HDTVs based on the Android operating system and co-developed by Google, Intel, Sony and Logitech. The project was officially announced by Google and its partners on May 20, 2010.’

Head of Samsung’s TV business Yoon Boo Keun said, “We will have to see, but we are reviewing” whether to use Google’s Android operating system. This news originates from the sidelines of a forum in Seoul earlier today. Yoon Boo Keun also notes that one of the most important issues is whether or not South Korean movie, TV and music providers will cooperate with Google.

Now is a very important time for Samsung to think about these types of things as, according to ISuppli Corp., ‘sales of Web-connectable TVs will increase about sixfold to 87.6 million sets between 2009 and 2013’.

[Via: Business Week]

James Tromans
Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.