Jan 12th, 2011

I will get this out of the way: if you want a TV with Android inside, you want Google TV. You don’t want one of the several models shown off at CES featuring half-baked versions of Android running alongside — but not integrated directly into — the TV viewing experience. Having said that, we checked out a couple and they don’t look awful, just not as thoroughly thought out or well-rounded and polished as Google TV.

RCA will be dropping a lineup of Android-laden televisions next fall, and so far they are looking pretty decent. You will see in the video below that the TV will do just about everything you’d expect an Android device to do (aside from make phone calls and send SMS messages): surf the web, mess around with apps (though we doubt the Market will make an appearance), check your email, etc.. See a quick overview below: