Vingroup JSC, Vietnam’s biggest listed firm by market value, said on Wednesday it had signed an agreement with Google to develop smart TV on the Android platform.
Apart from the partnership with Google, Vingroup will team up with other tech giants to turn out many Vietnam-branded smart items meeting international standards.
Le Mai Tuyet Trinh, deputy general director of Vingroup, said that the cooperation agreement with the world’s leading tech firms, such as Google, was part of its advanced technology application plan.
According to a report by Phuong Nguyen on Reteurs,five models of the television will be manufactured at Vingroup’s factory in the capital, Hanoi, to be sold from December, the company said in a statement.
VNExpress, the local media reports, Vingroup begins making smart televisions. The new smart TV has garnered thousands of comments on internet forums, many of which said it should be affordable so that it can compete with existing products of Sony and South Korean electronics-maker LG.
VinSmart was established by Vingroup in June 2018, and produced its first smartphones just six months after. It has produced a total of eight models thus far. Last month, the company began selling four of its Vsmart models in Russia.