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Samsung's Google TV delayed by Intel exclusivity agreement?

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    Samsung's been waffling on Google TV for quite some time -- prototypes aside -- and now Bloomberg thinks it might know the reason why. According to an anonymous source, Mountain View's been requiring that OEMs use Intel's CE4100 chip in their television products, and as any self-respecting chipmaker might be expected to do, Samsung declined. Now, with Google TV's efforts to break into the living room floundering, the search giant has allegedly lifted the restriction and allowed Samsung to use its own silicon, meaning we'll likely see Google TV running on a certain dual-core ARM in the months to come. Anything to save us from Smart TV, right?

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    Samsung to use Google TV programs with a special smart card

    25-02-2011

    Samsung Electronics Co., counts to be the largest manufacturer of TVs, where they are going to use Google TV programs in the programs of home entertainment, with the use of the company's smart cards.

    Samsung has said previously that they are going to use Google programs; Samsung has sold televisions and other entertainment devices using their own programs.

    On the other hand, Samsung shares were up by 0.2%, and this will allow the deal between the two companies to move Google from the Internet to the television screens in homes and expand its base.



    OK I give.. Something New. What is a Company Special Smart Card and why will it be needed on their TV's?
     
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    i will bet it is so can buy the tv with out gtv and if you want to add gtv you will have to buy the smart card to add gtv
     
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    Its only a guess, but I suspect that when the new VIZIO TV sets become available they will come standard w/GTV.
     
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    The Vizio partnership is weird to me as Vizio app TVs come with Yahoo everything.
     
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    Coming Soon?

    VIA Plus HDTVs
    The XVT3D476SV and XVT3D556SV are part of the new VIZIO VIA Plus ecosystem that combines the convenience of entertainment on demand with a consistent and seamless experience across all devices in the ecosystem, including the VIA Phone and VIA Tablet. VIA Plus TVs, which will incorporate the Google TV platform, feature a sophisticated and intuitive user interface that allows users to access their favorite apps as well as search and browse the web using a premium Bluetooth QWERTY universal remote with touchpad and built-in dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi.
     
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    Samsung to Start Selling Google TV Software



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    By Doug Rule | Tue Mar 01, 2011

    Samsung is expected to start selling its own Google TV sets using non-Intel chips, in an attempt to boost the search engine giant's connected-TV software, which has failed to spark a year after a much-heralded launch.


    The South Korean electronics maker is now clear to manufacture Google TV sets using ARM processors, which have become standard in devices such as smartphones and tablets. The Mountain View, Calif.-based search engine giant had previously stipulated use of only Intel's Atom chips for Google TV but has apparently now lifted that restriction. Spokespersons for Samsung, Intel and Google all declined official comment.

    Adding Google TV capabilities to its sets is not the first foray for the world's largest television maker into the connected-TV sector. Last November, the company announced a partnership with Yahoo to sell Yahoo-enhanced Internet TV sets in 26 countries in Europe, which let users connect over the Web to favorite sites while they watch television. The announcement built upon the partnership that the two companies announced in early 2009.


    Currently only available in TVs and Blu-ray players from Sony and in a TV set-top box from Logitech, Google TV software integrates full Internet connectivity with traditional TV programming, letting users search online video and other content to stream onto monitors. But the project has suffered in part from a comparatively high cost -- the $300 Logitech box is nearly three times as expensive as Apple TV or Roku, for example -- and also because of clashes with TV networks limiting broadcast content.


    Last November, the U.K. chip maker ARM announced it was in preliminary discussions with Google TV to use its processors, which are cheaper and more compatible than Intel's, for the software.

    The addition of another chip platform to the Google TV ecosystem could make it easier for connected devices, such as those that use Google's Android platform, to operate the software. The use of a less-expensive chip would also lower the cost of the Google TV product, helping Google get a stronger reception in people's homes.


     

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