In late 2010 it was reported that Google had asked some of their vendor partners like Vizio and Toshiba to pull back on their plans to announce Google TV partnerships here at CES. The same reports suggested that Samsung would still make their Google TV plans known, and they have.
Samsung has announced two new Google TV integrated devices, including a blu ray player and a set top box. Both pieces allow the customers to use Google TV to enhance the viewing experience with access to online content, social media, show archives (on participating networks) and more.
Like other Google TV appliances, the Samsung units will feature a full qwerty keyboard in addition to other unique functionality.
The Samsung Google TV products will be available in the first half of 2011