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September 10, 2012

After Unsuccessful Launch, Google TV Tries Again with Sony, Vizio

By Monica Gleberman, Contributing Writer

After launching its first generation Google (News - Alert) TV in 2010 to poor sales, Google announced it would be re-launching its televisions with revamped software and hardware with the hopes to attract consumers’ attentions.

Google TV was designed as a television platform that would integrate with Google’s Android (News - Alert) operating system to help create an interactive television experience more advanced that just streaming television through your computer. The first sets of televisions were released using x86 architecture processor by Intel (News - Alert) and received criticism for its high cost, lack of content and features and slow hardware.

Although Google tried to salvage its televisions by lowering the price by over 60 percent, the lack of revenue considered Google’s first attempt at releasing a television as a failure. Now, the company is teaming up with Sony to release two new television sets under Sony’s NSZ-GS7 product line... Read More

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