Berlin – Google (NASD: GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt on Tuesday provided a live
demonstration of the company’s forthcoming Google TV service, which is expected
to launch in the U.S. this fall.

The software, initially to be included on TVs,
Blu-ray players and set-tops from Sony (NYSE: SNE) and Logitech, offers a single search
field to find programming across live TV, premium pay-TV channels,
video-on-demand, recorded shows and video available online. reports
Google is working with its device partners on software for the packaged remote
controls, which are expected to include a full QWERTY keyboard, pointer and
buttons to control TV functions like volume.

Android-powered smartphones, as
well as Apple’s iPhone, will also be able to function as remote controls for
Google TV — including the ability to set voice commands.

The Google TV platform is expected to add support for apps from the Android Market in early 2011.


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