Logitech recently announced that it was pulling out of manufacturing Google TV devices, and while it looks like the search giant may be signing up another significant partner in the endeavor, it won't be happening as soon as thought. Samsung and Google are in talks to launch a Google TV device early next year, but it won't be appearing at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.
Samsung showed off a prototype Google TV device at last year's CES, prompting questions about when it would take such a device to market. That hasn't happened this year, and the two companies are still in talks - meaning that a deal has yet to be finalized.
Undoubtedly Samsung is looking at the flop that was the Logitech Revue set-top, which didn't sell particularly well until Logitech slashed its price from $300 to $100 in an attempt to clear out inventory before discontinuing the product, and is gleaning lessons from its failure. Samsung will want to avoid the same fate with its Google TV product.