Heading into Google I/O, there was one thing that confused me: Sony and Vizio announced new Google TV products a few days before the annual developer conference. Which I thought was pretty silly, because like, why would anyone release new hardware days before Google announces new software capabilities at the conference? And then the conference happened, and the answer became clear: Because there is no new software for Google TV. A representative for Google says that its focus at this year's conference is on the devices that are coming out and already in stores, not any update to the platform. That includes Sony's Internet Player with Google TV, which is available for pre-sale now and will retail for $199, and Vizio's Co-Star streaming box, which costs $99 and will go on pre-sale next month. There's also LG's series of Smart TVs, which run the Google TV operating system and went on sale in May.
29 Jun 2012
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