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ICS on your TV? Lenovo's new Android 4.0 Smart TV now available for pre-order

April 12, 2012

When you think Android, your mind probably drifts to mobile phones and tablets. We have seen a few unique applications of the Android platform before, but Google’s OS is slowly becoming a big part of another mainstream device, the television.

Lenovo first teased the K91 55″ LED TV with Android 4.0 built in, the first of its kind, back in January during CES 2012.  Along those lines, Lenovo is now releasing a similar K71 LED TV, with features that read like a latest smartphone, including:

  • 42″ LED screen
  • 1.5 Ghz processor
  • Android 4.0
  • 8GB built-in storage, expandable via SD card
  • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi support
  • HDMI support
  • USB 2.0 support
  • 3D capabilities
  • Gaming Remote Control

The use of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will allow the TV to also run mobile applications, basically, from the Play Store and Lenovo’s own app store. Lenovo is further aiming to bridge the gap between mobile devices and TVs using the recently announced Lenovo Cloud Storage System.

The Lenovo K71 is now available for pre-order, but unfortunately only in China, with a price-tag of around $1030. However, Lenovo is known for first launching products in its native Chinese market before announcing worldwide releases, and things shouldn’t be any different this time around. No information on a potential worldwide release date is known for now.

What are your thoughts? Are you looking forward to an ICS TV?