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LG plans to debut Google TV in January

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SEOUL: Google Inc and LG Electronics Inc may unveil a television using the search giant’s software at the January Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, according to two people with knowledge of the project.

The product would be LG’s first model with Google TV, said the people, who declined to be identified because the discussions aren’t public.

Support from the world’s second-largest TV manufacturer may boost Google’s attempt to bring its dominance in Internet search to living rooms with the Google TV software. Last month, the Mountain View, California-based company introduced a redesigned television service after sales of its initial version didn’t meet some expectations.

Claire Jang, a spokeswoman for Seoul-based LG, declined to comment on the company’s discussions with Google. A phone call to Robin Moroney, a Tokyo-based spokesman for Google, was directed to an answering machine.

Google, pushing into areas that boost competition with rivals Apple Inc and Microsoft Corp, unveiled the TV service last year with partners Sony Corp, Logitech International SA and Dish Network Corp. Google said last month the partners would receive the updated software.

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