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Jun 3, 2015
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Think of the experiences you love on your smartphone.

Now, try imagining them on a bigger scale.

Having a hard time? Well, soon you won't have too because a slew of new Sony television sets now run on Android! Just recently, the electronics giant launched its latest line of innovative televisions designed to provide both immersive viewing and smartphone-like usability.

Not only do these screens feature 4K resolution, they also come with Google’s Android TV system, which allows the TV to run Anrdoid 5.0 or "Lollipop." The technology, in a nutshell, transforms a TV into a device that is able to function like an Android smartphone. This means, you can use these TVs for Android-powered apps, games, voice recognition technology, and video streaming, to name a few. The system also makes it easy for you to transfer files or stream media from your android mobile device to the TV set.

Simply put, Sony's Android-powered TV is a step forward in the continuing evolution of the "smart" TV.

While it remains to be seen whether the Android implementation will take root in homes or will fade away and be labeled as a gimmick, the TVs do have other features that appeal to us—and we list three of 'em below!


THE 4K PROCESSOR

1080p is old, old news. Sony's new Android TV delivers a native 4K resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels), a world of difference from 1080p's 1920 x 1080 resolution. While 4K content is still limited, what's great about this TV and its 4K Processor X1 is that it analyzes every source and upscales it to its best 4K resolution including TV broadcasts, Blu-rays, and DVDs. The result: greater clarity, more lifelike colors, and sparkling contrast.


THE ULTRA SLIM DESIGN

By ultra slim, we really mean super thin! It’s the thinnest LCD TV yet from Sony at approximately 4.9mm or the equivalent of four ATM cards stacked together.

As slim as 4 atm cards. That's right. You heard us. #SonyAndroidTV

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THE NON-EXISTENT GAMEPAD

Unlike any other TVs, you don’t necessarily need a console to enjoy the games on this "idiot box." You can use your smartphone to control the game.

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Now you know what to get to upgrade your man cave. The new televisions will be made available in all Sony Centers this month. Prices have not yet been disclosed. But here's a wild guess: mucho expensivo.

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