Sony plans to release a Google TV internet powered television later this year, and it showed early versions off at the IFA electronics show here.
These Web-connected displays are based on Android operating system, which opens up applications available through the Android Market. In this case, it’s showing a game. The systems are due to arrive later in 2010.
The TV is due to be released in the next three months, and technology communications manager at Sony Australia Paul Colley told Gizmodo the set is also coming to Australia. Unfortunately, Colley was unable to confirm pricing or release dates, though Google has previously announced it would be available worldwide in 2011.
Google TV is a collaboration between the search giant, Intel and Sony and appears to be an extension of Sony’s existing Bravia Internet Video service.
With Sony’s set, the game can be stuck in a smaller window while you trawl the net for relevant Twitter feeds, geographical data by way of Google Maps, and related websites. Sony says the Internet TV will be arriving in the US in November.