Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony has announced that they will be rolling out voice search capability to their next generation Google TV set-top boxes. The NSZ-GS8 would be the superior (and obviously, updated) version of the NSZ-GS7, which will be relatively unchanged as it comes in the same trackpad and keyboard-based remote design, although this time around, it will be equipped with a microphone which enables it to work in conjunction with the vocal control system which Google demonstrated sometime at the end of last year.
The Sony NSZ-GS8 is also known as the “Internet Player with Google TV” over at Sony’s online store, where it effectively combines the different features of Smart TVs into a single device, although you can be sure that the headliner would be its voice search capability. This set-top box delivers Internet access via Chrome, a variety of apps for streaming audio, video, and social networking, and is also able to rely on an existing cable or satellite service to deliver live TV channels and program searches. Expect the Sony NSZ-GS8 to go up for sale early next month onwards for $199.
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