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Google TV and LG may unveil a new TV in January

Google is said to be giving its Google TV operating system another push. The search giant is teaming up with manufacturer LG on a new television that will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, according to a new Bloomberg report.

The partnership with LG comes right after Google TV’s effort with Logitech crumbled. In Dec. 2010, Logitech released the Logitech Revue set-top box running Google TV. The product performed poorly, and just last week Logitech CEO Guerrino De Luca called the device a mistake, saying it cost the company $100 million in operating profits. Google TV still has a ongoing partnership with Sony.

The Google TV OS attempts to bring the wealth of video content on the Internet to traditional TVs. It is still a work in progress. In late October, Google announced an update for Google TV, featuring a simplified user interface, better search functions and more emphasis on its YouTube features. It also opened the platform to Android developers.

In the Oct. blog post announcing the Google TV update, Google hinted at new partnerships: “We look forward in the coming months to announcing new software updates as well as new devices on new chipsets from multiple hardware partners.