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Windows 7: Google and Sony Kill the "Dumb" TV, Unleash Google TV

16 Oct 2010   #1

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Google and Sony Kill the "Dumb" TV, Unleash Google TV

Google aims to take over the emerging TV OS market

Google is increasingly became a leading force as an operating system developer. Its Android smartphone operating system is growing faster than any other smartphone operating system, and its Chrome operating system for tablets and netbooks will soon debut as well.

But Google's latest OS entry comes in a market you might not expect -- television. On Tuesday, Sony introduced the first television hardware on the market to be powered by Google's new Google TV OS.

The new Google TV-enabled HDTV flat-screens from Sony come in 24-inch ($600 USD); 32-inch ($800); 40-inch ($1,000); and 46-inch ($1,400) varieties. They will be sold and at retailers like Best Buy. Best Buy will have the new TVs stocked by Sunday.

The new Sony TV marks a departure from "dumb" televisions that had to be attached to set-top boxes from companies like Apple, Logitech, Roku and Boxee, in order to provide additional functionality. With Google designing the operating system, Sony was free to focus on adding enough hardware to support it -- a manageable task.

Sony packed an Intel Atom-based CE4100 consumer electronics system-on-chip (SoC) into the television to provide it sufficient processing power. The TV's video hardware is capable of providing a dual-view mode, with two simultaneous high-definition feeds. You can connect the television to the internet by ethernet cable or by Wi-Fi.


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16 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thanks Dave. That's interesting. Maybe we won't have PCs at all in a few years, just TVs and 'phones
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16 Oct 2010   #3

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

Good idea. . .to bad it is Google instead of Microsoft or Apple. Guess someone had to start it on its way. Should be interesting to see how many other TV manufactures jump on this, and how long will it be before Apple and Microsoft jump on the band wagon. A "New Future In Television Watching."
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17 Oct 2010   #4

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I'm sure there will be more jumping on the bandwagon, the competition will be good for everyone.
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