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Google TV Gets Officially Unveiled, Sony Launching Theirs In Fall

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Google unveiled their Google TV project at Google I/O yesterday. They're going to try to eliminate the need for channel hopping by integrating Google's search to find whatever you need. Thankfully, you'll be able to use Android devices as a remote but there'll also be remotes with QWERTY keyboards as well (like the Logitech Harmony one). The browser on-board is Chrome so there's no surprise that Sony is joining the party (they already have Google Chrome pre-installed on their Vaio line-up of PCs). There'll also be full Flash 10.1 support because Google is so "open". The "Google TV-specific" Android SDK will be launching in early 2011, so it's still about half a year away - there'll be an Android Market for these TVs as well. There's a video below so don't miss it! It'll explain things much clearer.

Update: According to Engadget, Sony - as expected - will be the first company with a Google TV and you'll find it in an HDTV or a Blu-ray set-top box. This will be available starting this Fall. Logitech will be launching their own "companion box" as well and this will be bundled with the QWERTY Harmony remote. It'll be powered by Android 2.1 and will have an Intel CE4100 Atom CPU inside. DISH Networks will also be on-board with this as well, so look out for it to hit Best Buy's in Q3 of this year.

[Engadget, Mashable]


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