”Android” is definately one the best things that ever happened to the technology world in a long while. Since its purchase by google in 2005 , android has paved way for development in the tech aspect of our lives. Its flexibility is second to none and this has been proven times without number. This morning , i just got the news of a Philips ”Android Tv” that is expected to launch in Q2 of 2014. Suprised as i was , i decided to google on this tv and i found out it was true. So What Exactly Is Philips Android Tv All About?? Lets find out!.
As the name implies , philips android tv ”is a tv that runs on android operating system”. It features an eye-popping Ultra HD display and the smart TV runs Android 4.2.2 right out of the box. The television join Philips’ 8000 series. While the 48-inch and 55-inch models have a 1080p resolution, the 8800 is the UHD model that has the 3840×2160 resolution with Android Os installed in its system. How is this possible?? ; Philips engineers tweaked the interface of the operating system and ran android 4.4.2 version on a Marvell Chipset. Doing this wasnt easy , considering the fact that the the operating system is designed to work mainly on smartphones.
Philips is also investigating control methods, as Apps are designed for touchscreen devices, not TVs. It’s possible that a touchpad could be integrated into the remote, but a video demonstration showed the remote been as a wand to move an on-screen cursor, while a keyboard on the rear makes for entering text a lot easier. The TV will also have voice commands.
Philips is also integrating a Wi-Fi games controller which would be hooked up to the TV in order to play games.
Philips has also worked on making Android less intrusive. On your smartphone you’ve got the lock-screen and pull-down menu to see notifications; on a TV you don’t and notifications are likely to be intrusive and annoying.
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Currently there’s no way of getting App notifications, as this part of the system is hidden, although it’s possible that the company will expose these in a dedicated menu in the future. For now, Android apps do have interactive icons, so you can, for example, see how many unread emails you have on the launcher screen.
With this tv you’ld be able to have access to google playstore and all the apps and games in it.
“Everything in the Google Play Store is available,” said Scott Housley, Global Head of Product Strategy at TP Vision, the manufacturer of Philips TVs in Europe.
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This Tv is expected to be launched in Q2 Of 2014.