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Seems Sony’s making good on its promise to keep churning out Google TV devices – in fact, the company just introduced not one, but two such gadgets.

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As of now, we don’t have tech specs for either of the duo, but what we do know is what you see above: both the NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray player (on the left) and the NSZ-GS7 set-top box (on the right) look splendid, and both have seriously overcomplicated names. Additionally, from the looks of it, they’ll support 3D TVs, so if you’re rich lucky enough to have one, I suppose that’s good news. Finally, they’ll both feature gesture and voice control, in addition to the usual Google apps and the following keyboard:

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Hey, it’s an improvement over Sony’s last attempt at a Google TV keyboard

Update: According to The Verge, the keyboard is backlit and features – get this – a three-axis motion sensor that should be perfect for gaming. Sweet!

Also, both devices will be closely intertwined with the Sony Entertainment network and will be able to stream content from smartphones or tablets.

While we’re not yet sure how the devices will be priced, we have been told that the set-top box will be released in the spring, with the Blu-ray player following sometime in the summer. Stay tuned for more info as we get it.

Source: CNET

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/114754482413066466822/posts Oscar Dominguez

    Will it run on Honeycomb or ICS ?

  • Deon

    It's a boxee like remote. Nice.

    • xhazyx

      If it doesn't run ICS out of the box, most likely it will be upgradable

  • Dennis

    Does it have a web browser?

    • xhazyx

      Pretty sure it does

  • Mgamerz

    At the rate google tv is advancing, consoles will be the next thing that smartphone/tablet/android (whatever the mishmash is) will be what it starts to chomp into next.

    • PB

      Its pretty much what Microsoft did with the Xbox and took everything but Sony out of the picture....and Nintendo :cough cough:

      • erik.g

        I can see a PlayStation GoogleTV hybrid! That would be bad ass!...

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody

    Hmm, subtle point there, "stream content from smartphones or tablets"

    Anybody else think they are trying to downplay the same feature Apple calls AirPlay...at least until it comes out. Then they will promote the crap out of it.

    • Zachary Jacob Zblewski

      Is this a serious question, or are you just trolling? AirPlay isn't (and hasn't been) the only game in town.

      • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody

        Funny, my first reaction when reading your comment was that you were aiming to troll (seems more and more often people call others trolls when they are themselves trolling). Of course Airplay isn't the ONLY "game in town", but it's great that you inferred that's what I meant. This would be the first time I've heard of one of the larger companies present this precise feature out-of-the-box.

        Frankly, I don't think Airplay was a very good feature to begin with. It's novel and I'm sure there are occasions where it's useful (though I've only heard of one use case that is plausible), but I seriously doubt anybody uses it regularly....Despite it's minimal usefulness, it's a marketing point, and one more bullet point that can be used on a sales sheet. So, I'd say my comment stands, Sony is going to market that feature heavily when it hits store shelves, just wait and see.

  • Chahk

    I'm waiting for the pricing on the BR model. Might replace my current NSZ-GT1.

  • http://calebkester.com Caleb Kester

    I'm hoping they sell that remote for current systems. I'd love to use that with my Google TV (the actual tv, not the system)

  • Androidappuser

    A new google TV box just released in market call "iGoGo TV - Android TV box". looks nice and it includes TV mount to mount on top of LED/LCD TV and moreover built in webcam and mic for Skype call.

    http://www.pyramidistribution.com/MagicPro-iGoGo-TV-Android-TVBox-Builtin/M/B006RIU8QA.htm

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