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Sony Presents Google TV At IFA

Sony has revealed more about its partnership with Google on the so-called Google TV project, in the shape of an Internet TV displayed at the IFA 2010 consumer electronics show in Berlin.

The television was not a live one though, showing only pictures of the GOogle TV interface and not a live running system as one might have expected.

Google TV will be based on Android OS with Chrome browser and will support Flash 10.1. A 40-inch Google TV television set is expected to be the first model from Sony.

Pocket-lint (opens in new tab) published a raft of pictures of the system and said that the Internet TV will offer Google and non Google web services alike. Intriguingly, there's even applications along the way, something that may well prove to be a major attraction.

All in all, Google TV either integrated or available as stand alone set top boxes, will turn out to be Apple TV's most formidable foe to date.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.