Sony and Google have formed an alliance to provide a range of entertainment services that will combine Google's open-source Android operating system platform with Sony's technology and product design.
Through this alliance, Sony aims to leverage the accessibility of Google's Android platform to further optimize its product development processes. As the first step in this process, Sony will introduce 'Sony Internet TV' incorporating the 'Google TV' platform. Through this interface, consumers will be able to search and access content from their TVs and across the internet. The 'Sony Internet TV' is scheduled to first launch in the US in the fall of 2010 featuring both TV model and set top box-type unit incorporating a Blu-ray Disc drive.
Howard Stringer, chairman, president and CEO of Sony, said: "The combination of Sony's industry-leading product design, engineering and development expertise with the flexibility and growth potential of Google's innovative, open-source Android platform will provide consumers with a world of new and exciting Internet user experiences. Through this alliance, Sony will deliver new levels of connectivity and Internet integration across our range of assets and product categories."
via (NewsWire | Published 25 May 2010)