Samsung may soon join Logitech in the Google TV market.
The company is working on Google TV-based products that run on its own processors, Bloomberg reported yesterday, citing unnamed sources. The news service's sources said that Google first required Samsung to use Intel chips but later relented after the electronics maker balked at delivering a device running on another company's processor.
The fact that Samsung is possibly working on Google TV-based devices that run on its own chips is important. So far, all Google TV products have used Intel processors. However, recent rumblings have suggested that ARM is in talks with Google to allow device makers to use its chips as well. Samsung's processors are ARM-based.
The first Google TV products, including the Logitech Revue and Sony devices, launched in October. The search giant's platform allows people to search the Web and access multimedia content, among several other features. The device also connects to a DVR to make it a more integrated option in the living room.… Read more