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Lenovo Announces Android TV Running on Ice Cream Sandwich OS

Will this be the future of TVs
January 9, 2012

Lenovo has announced that they will be launching the very first TV based on Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system in the world.  Unfortunately, the TV set will be initially sold in China only. The TV is available in two versions: 42” and 50”, they are not using the TV software of Google because it was still based on an earlier Android version called Honeycomb.

With the CES 2012 just a day away, the K91 Smart TV is all set for its public launch in Las Vegas. Along with other TV sets in its range, Lenovo will be joining the likes of LG, Sony and Samsung. An earlier report showed that Lenovo TV will be using a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and providing 1GB RAM, 5MP Webcam, and a SD card storage. It is accompanied by a touch screen remote control with an integrated microphone built for voice control.

The theme for this year’s CES event is believed to be the fact that TVs are now erasing the thin line between computers and TVs. At the same time, their accompanied remote controls are starting to resemble smartphones; not to mention there are now a number of TV providers that have released an Android app such as TiVo.


Apart from the TV, Lenovo has announced the release of their IdeaTab S2 tablet, S2 smartphone, and a few laptops that compete against the ‘ultrabook’ market.