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Sony Unveils Android-Powered Google TV

Douglas Carter
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Sony's Google TV that has been getting lots of news coverage lately was finally unveiled Tuesday. While the Sony Internet TV is not the first television to be powered by Google, it makes big improvements in regards to the merging of internet and television programming into a single "easy-to-use" experience.

Hardware-wise, the television sports an Intel Atom processor and comes with a QWERTY keyboard remote. In addition, every television features an LED backlight, full 1080p resolution, and Wi-Fi.

Regarding software and Android, the device will come with some apps pre-installed, with the Android Market coming later (sometime in early 2011). The Google Chrome browser will come pre-installed, and will allow for "Dual View", which basically means that television and internet borwsing can be done at the smae time.

The Sony Internet TV will initially come in four models: 24-inch, 32-inch, 40-inch, and 46-inch.

If you are in the market for an Android television, one of the biggest selling points for the television when compared to the People of Lava Android televisions. According to the press release on EuroDroid, the largesy Sony Internet TV, coming in at 46", will cost about $1,400 USD, while a comparable size model from People of Lava may run around 3,000 Euros, which trades at about $4,000 USD.

Pre-sales have already begun, according to The Sony Blog. The televisions can be purchased at Best Buy or at Sony Stlye as soon as October 16th.

Head over here for more details about the TV.

Other Sources: AndroidGuys, EuroDroid

Image from EuroDroid