As Smart TVs and digital set top boxes evolve, we wonder what the future of Smart TV looks like and if our phones and tablets should play a center roll in this future.
WebOS lives! Don’t get too excited though, there’s no new Pre or TouchPad to drool over, it’s just a TV. Read on for more!
How would you like to have Tizen running on a smart TV or other home appliances? The Samsung OS that is currently in development is reportedly on its way.
Google is allegedly asking Smart TV manufacturers for preferential treatment for its YouTube app, in a move that some call “coercive sales tactics.”
Sceptre has just announced its new SB301524W Sound Bar 2.1 speak system, which uses the Android 4.0 operating system to turn your HDTV into a Smart TV.
I took delivery of my new SmartStick, from American company FAVI Entertainment, just a few days ago and to be honest I was expecting to see yet another run-of-the-mill Android mini computer that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV… I couldn’t have been more wrong! On the outside the FAVI SmartStick looks a lot like other Android mini computers, an over-sized flash drive but with a HDMI connector at the end. The build quality is excellent and the device doesn’t creak or groan when handled (often a sure sign of cheap plastic and bad manufacturing). The real surprise, however, comes when you switch it on… but I am getting…
The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a built-in IR blaster that turns it into a smart TV remote control through special software called WatchOn.
It looks as if WD is broadening its product range to include Android TV and Google TV based solutions. According to a new job advert, WD are looking for a lead software architect for work connected with the “design and deployment for Android based IP set top boxes.”
In depth review of an Android media box called the “EZTV”, it is described as a media player with Wi-Fi. On the actual box it is called “Enjoy TV” with the slogan, “Make your TV smart and get connected.” What is different about this particular Android TV device is that you can add a hard drive and that makes all the difference!
Android dominates the smartphone market but there’s only so much of the market left for it to capture. To keep Android relevant OEMs must look at new uses.