Google TV made a slow, somewhat ineffective start. But now versions of its new, reportedly improved iteration are being introduced by Sony and Vizio. Vizio's Co-Star, available for preorder
next month, comes with a universal remote and "connects to your existing cable or satellite box, which Vizio says allows you to toggle easily between live TV and Web apps," writes Lauren Goode.
Sony's NSZ-GS7, "a set-top box that runs Google TV and includes apps like Netflix and Hulu Plus, plus access to a Web browser," will be on sale in late July, according to Goode.