November 16, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Samsung may already have its own televisions with integrated apps, but that won’t stop the Korean manufacturer from giving Google TV a go. According to a BusinessWeek report, Samsung is “open” to using Intel chips in its products and is expected to display its Google TV-enabled screen in January.
The television market is expected to experience a difficult period because of large inventory of products, so there will be serious price competition among companies. A Samsung television with Google TV will likely set-up direct competition with Sony Internet TV in early 2011, a time when plenty of people may be in the market for a new television in the run-up to the Super Bowl and March Madness.
At CES 2010, Samsung was very excited about its Smart TV lines that featured integrated apps for Hulu Plus, Netflix, Blockbuster, Skype, and more. Google TV may not have all of these features, but Samsung will likely want to diversify and offer a GTV product. It’s possible, but not confirmed, that we could see the product on stage at CES 2011.