For months, technology blogs and news sites have been speculating about a television from Sony that could enhance your TV experience with the power of the Internet. Today Sony Corporation’s Chairman, President and CEO, Sir Howard Stringer along with partners from Google and Intel announced just such a set at a press conference at Google I/O, the official Google developer conference in San Francisco.
“The combination of Sony’s industry-leading product design, engineering and development expertise with the flexibility and growth potential of Google’s innovative, open-source Android platform will provide consumers with a world of new and exciting Internet user experiences.” said Stringer.
For the first time, consumers will be able to access the entire web just as easily as they can on a computer, using the Android based Google TV Platform. Imagine easily browsing for and watching the latest YouTube video on your television or chatting with faraway friends on your social networks while watching the season finale of your favorite TV show.
The lineup, which will be available first in the US this fall, will feature a standalone TV and a set top box Blu-ray player that would add the features to an existing TV. If you’re not convinced this is something for you, here’s a breakdown of the benefits of television meeting the internet:
An HDTV that searches. The Sony Internet TV makes searching for content faster and simpler than ever before. Looking for a channel, show, or website, will be easier than ever.
An HDTV that’s smart. Access to the ever growing library of Web content lets you customize your experience and automatic upgrades help keep the software powering your Sony Internet TV is up to date.
An HDTV that’s powerful. Imagine the performance with Intel Inside®. The Sony Internet TV has enough processing power to easily load sites and stream videos, while a wireless handheld QWERTY remote will make navigation simple.
For the latest information on Sony Internet TV with Google, look at Sony.com/InternetTV. And last, a note to developers, you can start building websites and apps enhanced for the TV! Find more information from the Sony Developer www.sonydeveloper.com.
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