At CES 2012 Sony unveiled some new Google TV Devices. To be exact they announced 2(two) new additions tot here Google TV family. They were one of the first coma pies to launch Google TV back and 2010. And flash forward to 2012 they are releasing 2(two) new additions. They are the NSZ-GS7 Network Media Player and NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray Disc™ Player. They will both arrive in the US in early summer 2012. They come with a redesigned remote control. It comes with a backlight QWERTY keyboard, three-axis motion sensor for games, and a touchpad. The controller can be used a universal remote as well. NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray Disc Player also has built-in voice controls. Sony’s own TrakcID comes pre-installed on both devices. It is a music identification application, it will come in handy. I am very exited about these new Google TV devices. No pricing or exact release date for either devices has been announced. However, as the summer approaches Sony should release more specific details for these devices. Let us know what you think in the comments below. For more info see the press release below!
SONY DELIVERS NEW GOOGLE TV™ DEVICES AT CES
Network Media Player and New Blu-ray Disc Player powered by Google TV Use a New Remote Control to Bring a More-Personalized Entertainment Experience to the Home
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2012 (CES Booth #14200) – Sony Electronics today announced the addition of two new home devices powered by the Google TV™ platform. Sony was one of the industry’s first to launch the ‘Google TV’ products in 2010, and is now taking another step into the future of the home entertainment convergence. The NSZ-GS7 Network Media Player and NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray Disc™ Player will both arrive on shelves in North America and Europe in early summer 2012, and distribution is planned to expand and include other countries and regions.
“The first generation of devices powered by Google TV combined the powerful Android platform with Sony’s legendary home audio/video hardware to deliver on the promise of converging entertainment,” said Charles Speidel, vice president of Sony Electronics’ Home Audio and Video Division. “These brilliant additions advance positive features of the previous models, bringing an intuitive remote control and cross-device connectivity with smartphones, tablets and Sony Internet Audio & Video products – enhancing the home entertainment experience.”
In 2010, Sony introduced the world’s first televisionand a Blu-ray Disc player powered by Google TV. In 2011, theplatform was updated and added the Android™ Market, making the first-generation Sony Internet TV devices easier to navigate and giving viewers access to thousands of apps, including about 150 apps optimized for TV, for an enhanced customized entertainment experience.
The Google TV difference starts with the cross search functionality, which crawls all content sources available from broadcast providers* and the Internet to deliver customized video results on demand. Both new boxes come complete with a redesigned remote control equipped with a backlit QWERTY keyboard, a touch pad for easy operation and a three-axis motion sensor to enjoy games. Additionally, the remote control can also be utilized as a universal remote to control connected devices such as TV, set top box and amplifiers – the NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray Disc Player even incorporates voice search capabilities. By using Sony apps Media Remote™ and TrackID® for Android mobile devices, users may achieve cross-device connectivity. TrackID is also pre-installed in NSZ-GS7 and NSZ-GP9, allowing customers to search on their connected TV. The new remote control can manage basic operations on select compatible 2012 BRAVIA televisions and seamlessly display Android Market or apps on the menu screen.