We have already heard about smartphones and mobile phones in 3D. Now we come to the next level of television to move. Google opened its new Smart TV in October 2010 in the United States and Europe will be launched in 2012 to life. Google wants the giant Internet search partnership with all popular applications Internet for all connected devices such as game consoles, mobile phones, DVD-players, video streaming and network applications show together, so that people can access from the sofa only.
The first version of Google TV was not able to leave a good impression on the minds of people. However, Google and Sony are working continuously to improve the experience of Internet TV.
Price and Availability
One is a standalone Sony TV, which can be purchased for $ 369, and a second TV with a separate box for HDTV this year and another $ 55. Locally, it is only in the United States. However, you can order online with Google TV.
The new update from Sony announced in mid-Oktyabr11 and known as the Google TV market 2.0. This is the first major update, and since its introduction in 2010. Users of this TV Sony Internet TV service Google can take advantage of this free upgrade when connecting via the Internet. You can watch your programs in the background, the software update will be installed automatically.
What is great?
Google TV is controlled by well-known operating system Google Android. This powerful applications Google, reflecting a great experience. With Google TV you can watch TV in their spare time. Users can download thousands of video programs for sites such as Netflix, Amazon, HBO access, etc. Viewers can also stream video from sites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo etc. Redux users can own radio station Pandora radio is off staff, etc. At the same time, you can also listen to his collection through the Internet. You can also photos from Picasa, Flickr big screen in HD. You can watch TV and sing at the same time with Google TV, or you can find out the name of the actor / actress / director, or movie name or the language at this time, the use of the air.
In this major upgrade of the audience get the four critical updates.
The simplified user interface: the new 2.0 version of Google visitors can personalize their home screen, while they can see all the other applications. Thus, much cleaner interface, viewers can have more control over their viewing experience.
Search Enhancements: The new update also adds a search feature on the big TV Google. Users can now for the programming and content from HBO, Netflix, looking for TV and search for "TV and Film", the user gets a choice of more than 80,000 movies and TV content to the TV shouting, Amazon, YouTube.
The integration of YouTube: This update will be much cleaner interface for YouTube and Google share the same benefits as the audience you tube of possible outcomes, which the viewer decides to try. This time, viewers can display HD video on YouTube, without waiting or buffer.
More variety of applications: Google opens up Google TV application for Android in the Android Market, so that developers can now develop a range of Google TV. Google TV is also now working on a new operating system, Android 3.1, which is much faster and more features than its predecessor.
What is not so great?
Google TV interface is not as good, and it was a mess. Members complained that the UI is not very well informed. A number of issues were not sufficient for the functionality of GPS-compatible with touch screen capabilities. At the same time, the audience is still not popular channels like ABC, NBC, Fox and Viacom, Google TV, to see how it was closed. Major update is now available for Sony Internet TV only. Update Logitech Revue has not been announced yet.
What to consider
Google has updated its operating system, Android 3.1 at the same time, upgrade your equipment will be available shortly. Google TV was the only TV in Sony. This TV has a QWERTY-keyboard hands. However, Google has launched a new Logitech Revue set-top box with the full functionality of the keyboard. Even Google is working on voice-based control to eliminate the physical keyboard and the key to the system.
The first version was not perfect and has not been a big hit with the audience, too. When launched in 2010, many critics were disappointed by the performance. But today Google has taken a step to move forward and work to continuously update your website on Google TV, so that viewers can have a unique experience. Many new applications in the works and at the same time, Google is the main draw, so they can make their most innovative products that come onto the market.