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LG's Google TV sets coming to the US this month

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LG has announced that its Google-powered smart TVs will launch in the US the week of May 21.

Gallery Photo: LG Smart TV with Google TV hands-on photos
Gallery Photo: LG Smart TV with Google TV hands-on photos

LG has announced that its Google-powered smart TVs will launch in the US towards the end of May. We don't yet have specifics on the sets sizes or prices, but the company's executive vice president of TV Ro Seog-ho said they should be in stores by the week of May 21. The TVs run on Google's second throw of the dice at a smart TV platform, this time using ARM processors. We checked out LG's Google TV efforts at CES and came away fairly impressed with the motion-controlled QWERTY remote and simple interface, but the software was pretty laggy and unresponsive at times. Hopefully LG has sorted out the kinks four months on — Eric Schmidt's prediction that Google TV will make up the "majority" of sets sold by this summer is looking increasingly distant.