Sony and Google Plan ‘Internet TV’

Japan’s Sony Corp (NYSE: SNE), today unveiled plans to launch a Sony Internet TV this Fall that will rely on Google’s open-source Android OS platform. Sony, which announced the move with Intel and Logitech at Google I/O in San Francisco, says the new Internet TV embodies a new generation that not only offers new forms of TV viewing through unprecedented Internet integration, and is also able to “evolve” by downloading apps. Sony and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) also announced they have formed a strategic alliance “to provide a range of new and rich entertainment experiences.” Sony Electronics’ North American headquarters is in San Diego.

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