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Search and watch: Sony unveils TVs run on Google

Japanese electronics giant Sony unveiled a line of television sets on Tuesday featuring Google TV, which merges online content with traditional television programming.

business Updated: Oct 13, 2010 23:40 IST

Japanese electronics giant Sony unveiled a line of television sets on Tuesday featuring Google TV, which merges online content with traditional television programming.

The Internet-enabled high-definition LCD TV sets, which will go on sale on October 16, range in price from $600 for a 24-inch (61-centimetre) model to $1,400 for the 46-inch (117-centimetre) version.

Sony is also offering a 32-inch (81-centimetre) set for $800 and a 40-inch (102-centimetre) model for $1,000.

“Finally, you can seamlessly search your favorite TV programs and websites on the same screen, at the same time,” said Mike Abary, senior vice-president of Sony’s home division.

California-based Google unveiled Google TV in May at a software developers conference in San Francisco.

Developed in partnership with Sony, Logitech and Intel, Google TV allows users to mesh television with surfing the Web.

Google TV, which is powered by Google's Android software and Chrome Web browser, can be accessed using the Sony TVs or set-top boxes from Logitech that route Web content to existing TV sets.

Amazon, the NBA, Netflix and others will provide content and applications for Google TV.