Sony set to launch Google TV in May

Bloomberg reports that Sony is planning to introduce new TVs with Intel chips and Google software next month.

According to the report, Sony and Google plan to discuss the new products at a conference sponsored by Google in San Francisco on May 19 and May 20. The trio has also picked up Logitech to design the remote control for the new set-top box, including a tiny keyboard for navigation.  The set-top box is said to be Android powered, Google’s popular smartphone operating system, and require an Internet connection.

Google and Sony have their work cut out for them, entering a market that already has heavy competition, including Cisco, Motorola, Microsoft, Apple, TiVo, Roku and Boxee.  Not to mention Yahoo, who demonstrated Widgets on the new lineup of LG HDTV’s.

Intel will be providing the Atom processors for Google TV, while Google will be providing the open-source Android platform, opening it up to developers in the coming months to design and develop applications.

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justmike said,
If Hulu works on it, I'll buy it.

If they get Hulu, ITV Player, C4 on Demand and BBCiPlayer all together on a single box.. then yeah, it would be decent and i would probably get it.

where do I line up to get one ? I put on hold my purchase of new top-box since I heard Google might do an Android one.

apn3a said,
um.. wtf r they doin??

Wasting time maybe? While having a TV that can browse youtube might be cool (for a bit), as far as I'd take it is letting it stream media from my PC on a big screen TV.

The above seems yet another way to get you into Googles services. Why people would decide to do internet type stuff on their TV though, is a different subject.

Edited by George P, Apr 29 2010, 11:29am :

GP007 said,

Wasting time maybe? While having a TV that can browse youtube might be cool (for a bit), as far as I'd take it is letting it stream media from my PC on a big screen TV.

The above seems yet another way to get you into Googles services. Why people would decide to do internet type stuff on their TV though, is a different subject.

Massive screen? Designed for sharing with other people?

The Jambo said,

Massive screen? Designed for sharing with other people?

Share what? There's nothing to share on TV aside from letting people know what you watch at night, not really needed. This is just yet another respin of WebTV it seems.