Google and LG are in Negotiations to Potentially Partner on a Nexus-style TV

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    As you can see from the picture above, LG has really stepped up their game on OLED technology. The company that used to be Goldstar has developed into a formidable tech giant over the years and actually comes out with some pretty good products nowadays. They are now pushing hard into the high-end markets and becoming a force to be reckoned with.

    Apparently, Google sees this and further sees some potential there. A new report from Bloomberg suggests that Google and LG are in talks to potentially partner up on a Nexus-style TV. Basically they are considering developing a Google TV-powered HDTV together in order to compete directly with Apple if Apple does indeed come out with some type of Apple TV. This would also be a boon for Google's fledgling Google TV efforts, as it would provide a Nexus-style Google branded piece of hardware that consumers could identify with, like the Nexus phones for Android.

    In fact, LG just showcased a brand new OLED 55-Inch TV at CES recently that features some Google software powering it. This is something to watch out for!

    On a separate note... it's too bad the girl doesn't come with the TV. ;)

    Source: GoogleTVForums.org via BGR and Bloomberg
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    I don't see the appeal for a google/android or "smart" TV. With laptops, tablets and smartphones, do I really need my TV to do more than, you know, watching tv?
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    LG always has the best "models"
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    Yes. They typically put on a "gorgeous display".
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    I just got a 55" Samsung but if the price is right on this I'm definitely gonna have to think about selling the Samsung.
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    I think the OLED will be in the price range of $5000-$8000 when they come out. That's probably like triple what you paid for your current TV.

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    Looks like I can wait a little bit then lol.
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    Yay! A Nexus TV! I'm waiting for my Nexus microwave after Google partners with GE. :biggrin: From here on out, I'm not buying anything unless it's a nexus. (I might not be getting a toothbrush for a while then...) ;)

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    LOL. Nexus toothbrush... that's awesome!
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    maybe the girl DOES come with the tv :wink:...a "nexus" girl, no manufacturer "skins" (clothes? lol), no "bloatware" (no added "baggage"), just pure 100% girl and easily unlocked (not even gonna say lol), rooted?, and modded? lmao :icon_ banana:

    sorry, i couldnt help throwing this out (sorry girls :hail:)