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LG's "G TV" Trademark Hints At Upcoming Google TV Device

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    LG?s ?G TV? trademark hints at upcoming Google TV device (click for full article)

    by Chris Chavez - August 21, 2013

    While Google TV may have had some trouble finding mainstream success, it seems LG isn't ready to quit the platform just yet. A renewed commitment to Google's television OS might show its face this year as the recently trademarked "LG G TV".


    Announced during CES 2013, it was only earlier this year we saw LG's 3rd generation Google TV equipped televisions hit the market. While it'd be easy to assume this is nothing more than a 4th generation version of LG's television sets, we're still too early in the year and CES is still a ways off. Instead - and this is still speculation at this point - we're thinking LG might be entering the market with a new Google TV set top box or dongle, similar to the ASUS Cube or Chromecast. Also, trademarked was something being called LG Perfect Picture which sounds more like an app or special feature than anything else.


    Earlier today we heard about LG's plans to go big in 2013, pushing out everything from smartwatches to tablets, and even flexible displays. If electronic global domination is in LG's plans for the future, Google TV could be a key piece of that strategy. Remember, it was back in May that Google CEO Larry Page paid a visit to LG in their hometown of Seoul, South Korea. It was there they were said to have discussed a better partnership and the expansion of Google products - Google TV being one of them.
     
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    LG G TV could signal new wave of Google TV devices | GTVsource.com (click for full article)

    by Rob - August 21, 2013

    Things have been fairly quiet on the Google TV front as of late. While Google and Android continue to blaze trails with new tech in new industries - most recently with Google Glass, Google Chromecast, and Galaxy Gear - the TV side of things has yet to pick up steam and momentum. But could a rejuvenated GTV plan be on the horizon?

    If LG's most recent trademark filings are any indication, we may see a resurgence of new Google TV products soon. The company just filed for trademarks on "LG G TV" and "LG Perfect Picture".
     
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    Didn't LG buy HP's WebOS property? Seems to me the main TV companies are not sure what to do. They also seem to be keeping their options open.

    Philip
     
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    I don't think that's any kind of hint.
    Google TV is not "G TV" at all. "we" call it GTV, not Google. G TV from LG can be anything they want it to be. I would guess they now own the trademark to G TV.
     

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