They’re also pretty sweet looking
Sony has officially unveiled their newest lineup of new 4K Bravia TVs yesterday. Aside from sporting 4K resolution, the new TVs sport Android TV, a customized version of Android specifically built for TVs. While other “smart” TVs typically use a slightly modified build of Android that’s clunky, slow and hard to use – Android TV (which runs Android 5.0 Lollipop) creates a better viewing experience by streamlining and optimizing the UI and interface for a better viewing experience.
Essentially, you’re getting a ton of new functionality that’s been approved and certified by Google itself. With Android TV you’re able to get and install apps for your TV that’s meant to be installed and run on TVs, not apps that are meant for phones and tablets which have been clumsily adapted for the big screen. Android-powered TVs also have Google’s excellent voice recognition software, so you can search the net and interact with your TV naturally. It can also understand Tagalog!
Android-powered TVs are also capable of running most Android games, without additional equipment needed to get going. Of course some games require more precise controls, and for that you can link Bluetooth enabled gamepads or even your phone to the TV for better play.
Sony’s made their newest line of TVs better by putting in their new 4K Processor X1 that provides advanced clarity, color accuracy and contrast, all contributing to a better 4K viewing experience. Combined with their own X-tended Dynamic Range PRO, images on screen are accurate, lifelike and put viewers in the middle of the action.
Sony also showed off their slimmest TV to date: the XBR X900C. This ultra-slim TV posseses all the attributes of its lower 4K brothers in a body that’s slimmer than most Android phones out in the market today.
Unfortunately, Sony has not released pricing for any of the TVs unveiled yesterday, though they will all be hitting the market in June.