WORLDS FIRST ANDROID TV
The world’s first android TV based on Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich a.k.a operating system has been announced by Lenovo on the eve of CES. It is named as K91.
The TV is available in 42” and 50” version with IPS 3D HDTV technology, the device is unusual because it is not using Google’s TV software, which is based on an earlier version, code- name Honeycomb.
Its smart “sandwich” UI unites three major smart TV functions, including Video on Demand (VOD), internet applications and traditional TV programs. With cloud support ,consumer can wasily accesstheir favorite songs and videos with ease, share files between the TV and their tablet,smartphone and of course their PC’s. The TV can also be controlled via Tablet and Smartphone
The K91 smart TV will join a host of other’s smart TV’s that are a set to be announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas . Thosemade by LG are already confirmed as using Google TV, and they are expected to be joined by models from Sony and Samsung.
This all new Lenovo smart TV is reported to have a Qualcomm’s dual-core 8060 Snapdragon processor running at 1.5 Ghz, as well as offeri ng 1GB of Ram, SD card storage, and a 5 megapixel webcam. The remote control will feature a touchscreen and an integrated microphone for voice control.
Other specs of this device include 802.11n WiFi, 8GB of internal storage and an expandable memory slot,access to the Android market and Lwnovo Store and much more. However,the company has not disclosed any information on relaease dates and prices as yet. The TV set, however, will initially only be for sale in china.
A key theme of CES is set to be the TV’s that increasingly blur the line between computers and television, while their remote controls increasingly resemble smart phones.
Apple is also reported to be workin of its own.
Lenovo additionally announced the IdeaTab S2, a tablet with a keyboard dock that is similar to the award winning Asus Transformer Prime,as well as laptops that include the company’s first bid to take on the ’ultrabook’ market of new thin and light computers. The U310 and U410 will initially sell in America for just $699, but are slightly heavier than their more expensive rivals.
The prices marked manufactures attempts to a differentiate their products in this new category of device primarily through price.