With the launch of Android TV at Google I/O yesterday morning, it’s now down to actually finding out when products will be launching. With Android TV launching worldwide in the ‘Fall’ (Spring here), we’re left to confirm if we will in fact see the partners named at the launch will be bringing Android TV to Australia.
At yesterdays launch, Google named three hardware partners, along with a number of chip manufacturers, as partners to launch Android TV products. Philips, Sharp and Sony were the three big names listed on the slides at Google I/O. With Philips no longer ranging TV’s in Australia we’re down to the other two partners who Google named at the presentation yesterday – Sharp and Sony.
We spoke to Sony Australia, who were able to confirm their plans to incorporate Android TV into their Bravia line of TVs, saying :
Sony plans to adopt the new version of Android OS across a wide range of its HD and 4K BRAVIA TV models from FY 2015 onwards.
We only have a rough eta for the arrival of Android TV, but we expect to see it around the October/November launch time as we get the Nexus phone each year. We certainly hope to see Sony TVs launch here in Australia and look forward to seeing what Sony can produce.