CES 2013 might have officially ended about four days ago, but we’re not quite ready to wrap up our coverage from the Las Vegas ground.
They might have not been the absolute stars of the show at CES 2013, but the new line-up of Google TV powered products did turn some heads, so it would have been a terrible shame for us to totally ignore them.
Android 4.2 has been announced for quite a while now, but it’s yet to be available, at least officially, on the smartphones and tablets that are already running Android 4.1.x.
LG, instead of waiting for CES to start, has today unveiled their new “Smart TV” family. Do they really do anything smart though?
There are many SmartTV solutions, but almost none of them include a camera for video conferencing. WISE TIVI is the perfect answer for those looking to use their TV for video conferencing. Even better yet, it’s Android-powered!
A security company known as ReVuln has created a video demonstrating that it can hack and root Samsung’s Smart TV range including the Samsung TV LED 3D. The video shows how a zero-day vulnerability in the TV’s firmware can be used to retrieve sensitive information and monitor the device remotely. However ReVuln aren’t disclosing this information to Samsung, instead the company prefers to sell its secrets to governments and “other paying customers.”
Chinese startup Xiaomi have hit the headlines quite often over the past few months with their the launch of the quad-core M2 and most recently their announcement of an Android set-top box. Now according to unnamed sources, Xiaomi are looking to produce a feature packed smart TV.
Recent rumors suggest that Microsoft is looking to take on Google and Apple TV with a set top box of their own known as Xbox TV. Sources close to the company seem to believe that Xbox TV will be competitively priced, and will run on Windows 8.
After so many bad news there had to be some sunshine on the horizon for Google TV, and, while we’re still only dealing with a ray or two, we’ll take it and hope for the best. The good news was brought quite surprisingly by LG UPlus, a Korean mobile phone operator and IPTV service provider.
Hardcore gamers are most likely aware that this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, takes place in Las Vegas this week, therefore we’re being bombarded with gaming-related news from left and right. In fact, Samsung decided it’s time to become a “major force in the video game industry” and released a press release to announce its Samsung Cloud Gaming project developed in partnership with Gaikai. Before you ask, Samsung Cloud Gaming will be available only to 2012 Samsung LED 7000 series Smart TV owners, although I wouldn’t be surprised to see the South Korean company adapt it for other devices…