Sony has announced for the US market a new range of LCD TVs that come equipped with Google TV. These high-definition TVs allow users to surf the Internet, use applications, stream online content and better organise and search programming. Sony's Internet TVs are Wi-Fi-ready, built on Google's Android platform and feature Intel's Atom chip. They are for a 61cm (24-inch) model and range for a 116.8cm (46-inch) set.
Sony is also planning to launch set-top box that has the same functionality as these TVs, and also includes a BIu-ray player. The key feature of Google TV is a search box that accesses Google's search engine to scan live programmes, DVR recordings and the Web, delivering a simple list of results that can be accessed with a push of the button. Moreover, users can toggle between live TV, Web content or apps from familiar names like Pandora, YouTube, Twitter and the NBA. The TV feed can be locked in a corner of the screen, so viewers can surf and watch at the same time.