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Matsushita, the world’s largest consumer electronics manufacturer who produces Panasonic, has signed a deal with Google that will see the company launch flat panel sets which will allow users to access YouTube, Picasa, and other Google services. The non-exclusive deal should have the first units launching here in the United States in over the next few months. Throw in an Android DVR or some widget capability, and you’ll be one step closer to Android TV!
Matsushita’s (Panasonic)Net-enabled TVs will let users access YouTube’s video-sharing site and Google’s Picasa photo-sharing site by simply pressing a button on the remote control, the Nikkei said. The maker of Panasonic brand electronics is likely to monitor sales of the Internet-enabled TVs, as well as the development of copyright management systems around the world, before deciding whether to also sell the TVs outside the US.