Sony Announce Bravia TV's To Run On Android TV, Lollipop To Roll Out Next Month And New Wearables

Well, boys and girls, if you are a Sony fan then the wait is finally over. Sony has finished up their Press Conference at CES and here are the details. First up, Sony Electronics USA COO, Mike Fasulo announced that all new Bravia televisions will run Android TV "I am pleased to announce that all of our new 2015 Bravia televisions will run on the new Android TV operating system". Adding that users will be able to control their TV's via their android smartphones and smartwatches.

This was followed by the announcement of a range of audio improvements. Sony will be launching a range of audio speakers Speakers which will offer the ability to use Google cast to wirelessly stream music. In addition, Sony confirmed the recent Walkman suggestions by introducing the new Sony Walkman ZX2. This is the newest version of the Sony Walkman offering users Hi-res audio. The Walkman will come running on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) and will come with 128GB internal storage built-in. The Walkman will also allow you to download apps from the Play Store. In addition, the Walkman will offer wireless Streaming via Bluetooth and NFC

Moving on to smartphones, Sony confirm that all the Sony Xperia Z series devices will begin to see Android 5.0 (Lollipop) rolling out starting from next month. While on the topic of wearables, Sony announced the release of the steel version of the Sony SmartWatch 3 band. Further adding the introduction of a new modular holder that allows easy removal of the SmartWatch 3 main body and band switching. Sony also announced more wearables will be coming soon with brand partners like Roxy. A new twist on the wearables we can expect to see from Sony this year will include a few head-worn wearables. Some of which will be aimed towards the sporty market while others aimed towards audiophiles.

It looks like that is the bulk of the announcements from Sony tonight. Unfortunately the latest and rumored Sony Xperia Z4 was a no-show and no mention of when the device will be released. So what do you think of the announcements? Looking forward to Android TV on your new 2015 Sony Bravia TV? Let us know what you liked and did not like.

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