If Businessweek is correct then despite the problems Google TV is having with the networks, three consumer electronics giants will join team Google.
TFTS is reporting that Samsung, Toshiba and Vizio will be showing new Google TV’s at CES 2011, in Las Vegas. We are already expecting a huge showing for Android in the form of tablets and phones. This Google TV news means even more.
Earlier this spring Samsung and Panasonic had said they would pass on Google TV because the idea of incorporating the intel chips used for processing Google TV into HD TVs was too expensive. Reports centered around the timing of this years IFA conference in September, were that Samsung maybe giving Google TV another look.
Samsung has confirmed they will be showing Google TV at CES in January. Samsung has showed major confidence in Google and Android with the release of multiple Android devices including 6 variants of the Samsung Galaxy S series of phones and the Samsung Galaxy tab.
Toshiba has one Android tablet, the Folio. Vizio has no experience with Android although they are one of the leaders in affordable consumer electronics in the home theater category. TFTS is also speculating that Panasonic may also show a Google TV device.