Posts Tagged ‘Google TV’

Sony launches Google TV-enabled products

October 14th, 2010, posted in Oldies

Last night Sony held an event to debut their Google TV line of products, and what we saw was pretty much what we’d expected to see. There was a new line of “Sony Internet TV” televisions, ranging from 24″ to 46″. All are 1080P sets and come with a generous 4 HDMI and 4 USB ports. The Blu-ray rumor also proved to be true, with Sony introducing the “Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Disc Player” (such sexy names they’ve come up with) with Google TV inside. It also has 4 USB ports and 1 HDMI-in port (as well as, of course, an HDMI-out port).

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Google TV: everything you ever wanted to know

June 5th, 2010, posted in Oldies

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Google made some waves yesterday when it announced the new Google TV platform, backed by major players like Sony, Logitech, Intel, Dish Network, and Best Buy. Built on Android and featuring the Chrome browser with a full version of Flash Player 10.1, Google TV is supposed to bring “the web to your TV and your TV to the web,” in Google’s words. It’s a lofty goal that many have failed to accomplish, but Google certainly has the money and muscle to pull it off. But hold up: what is Google TV, exactly, and why do all these companies think it’s going to revolutionize the way we watch TV? Let’s take a quick walk through the platform and see what’s what.