Rank: 98/100 in Top Tech – Sony Bravia A9G OLED: Best Sony TV – Tech Category: Smart TV
Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR OLED TV WITH GOOGLE ASSISTANT
BRAVIA is a brand of Sony Visual Products Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation, and used for its television products. Its backronym is “Best Resolution Audio Visual Integrated Architecture”. All Sony high-definition flat-panel LCD televisions in North America have carried the logo for BRAVIA since 2005. BRAVIA replaces the “LCD WEGA” which Sony used for their LCD TVs until Summer 2005 (early promotional photos exist of the first BRAVIA TVs still bearing the WEGA moniker).Bravia televisions and their components are manufactured in Sony’s plants in Mexico, Japan, and Slovakia for their respective regions and are also assembled from imported parts in Brazil, Spain, China, Malaysia and Ecuador. Principal design work for BRAVIA products is performed at Sony’s research facilities in Japan, at the research and development department at the Sony de Mexico facility in Baja California, Mexico and at the Sony Europe facility in Nitra, Slovakia.The brand is also used on mobile phones in North American, Japanese and European markets.In 2014, in part of Hirai’s plans to turn Sony around, BRAVIA was made into an subsidiary rather than just a brand of products.In May 2015, Sony launched their first lineup of Android television Bravia models, which allows users to easily access content from services like YouTube, Netflix and Hulu as well as install apps and games from the Google Play Store. Noteworthy for being the first Android TV available. Android TV on Sony televisions are now integrated with the Google Assistant for controlling your home automation and voice commands.In September 2016, Sony announced that TVs older than 2012 will lose access to YouTube.Sony introduced their OLED TV under the BRAVIA brand, named as the A1E in January 2017 with a X1 Extreme processor. The AF8 was the next OLED TV introduced by Sony at CES 2018. At IFA 2018, the A9F was unveiled. Like other TVs from Sony, their OLED TVs also have Android TV.