International apps were added to Google TV recently, but international sales may be a larger leap. In Australia, both LG and Samsung have said that they will not launch Google TV options this year.
Philip Newton, head of Samsung’s TV division in Australia, was anything but gentle when debunking rumors that a Google TV would be launched along with other new Smart TV options emerging this April in Sydney. Newton unapologetically stated, “Why would we launch a Google TV? It only takes away from [what] Samsung is already offering with their new range of Smart TVs…we see no point in introducing another content platform when we already have an excellent platform.”
Throughout everything Google TV has been through at home, it looks as if a whole new battle awaits it abroad. Will distribution of Google TV be given an international opportunity? The only thing we can be sure of is that Google TV still has a lot to prove.
[via Smart House]
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