Seoul: Samsung Electronics is holding final talks with Google about launching a television using the US search giant’s software platform next year, an executive of the South Korean company said Tuesday.
Yoon Boo-Keun, president of the visual display division, refused to elaborate on the timing of the launch saying only that Samsung would not reveal the new model at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January.
The Google TV will let users surf the Internet, check email and create social networks while they do on computers and smartphones.
Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt visited South Korea this month and met executives from Samsung and LG Electronics, the reports said.
Analysts believe US giant wants to additional expand the reach of its Android operating system into televisions through partnerships with the world’s two largest television makers.
Samsung hopes to sell 45 million flat-screen televisions this year, including 12 million smart models.