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Vingroup secures Google's backing to launch smart TVs

Vietnamese conglomerate seeks 'world-class partners' as it embarks on tech domination

Vingroup forays into TV production to cement its position as one of the country's foremost tech manufacturers. (Nikkeimontage/AP)

HANOI -- Leading Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup said it has secured U.S. tech giant Google's backing to develop smart TVs.

"VinSmart will work with Google to develop a smart TV, based on Android TV operating system," the Hanoi-based company said on Wednesday.

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