Sony is bringing their Android-powered Google TV setup to Australia, and it launches here next week. Sony are only planning to launch their standalone Internet Player with Google TV (NSZ-GS7) which also comes with a nifty remote that has a touchpad and keyboard on different sides. At launch the Internet Player will only come bundled with two of Sony’s high-end televisions: the HX750 and HX850 Bravia TVs, however, Sony are expected to sell it on its lonesome in the near future.
Google TV runs a modified version of Android 3.0 (ughh..) but will no doubt see updates to Android 4.0 as the platform gets some traction. Whether the particular Google TV box Sony are planning to sell will be updated seems unlikely, but then again, Google TV hasn’t been around long enough to judge updates just yet.
There’s obviously no outright pricing yet, but if you’re bundling it with one of Sony’s new TVs you’ll be forking over $349.
Personally I’ll be waiting for this to be sold outright then I’ll possibly buy one depending on reviews and user feedback. How about you guys?