The Google TV concept has been hard to execute for many manufactures involved. Although LG has confirmed that they will be releasing sleek looking models soon, thus far the most successful was manufactured by Sony. LG is featuring the Google TV on a custom-skinned Android UI on the 42, 47, 50, 55 and 60-inch models.
One feature that the LG set will introduce is called ‘cards,’ a folder type system which organizes applications, shows, or whatever the user chooses to file under this category. The majority of manufactures have struggled with this concept within the Google TV vision.
In the past Google TVs have not been a huge hit and instead have been more of an exuberant profit loss. Some examples are the Logitech Revue, which was a physical console, plugged into a TV or Sony’s Google TV with a mini-keyboard type remote.
It will be interesting to see how LG, a reputable brand, will execute this launch. Furthermore, with their feet in the water as they manufacture Google’s Nexus 4, they will most likely have a thorough grasp on what can make or break a device. The company’s presence at CES 2013 will help determine how this idea of combining the a full-fledged internet experience on a TV will be roll out.