Samsung to reveal Android-controlled Smart TVs at CES?
CES is just about the corner, and that implies it’s time for the product teases to commence. Up this morning is Samsung, and based mostly on the video they’ve uploaded to their official YouTube channel it is seeking like they may well display off some Android-managed Intelligent TVs at the large bash in Las Vegas.
Now, all we’ve got to go by is the truth that the family members in the clip is holding gadgets that look a lot a lot more like the size and form of a Samsung smartphone than a remote. The children are clearly playing with an iPad or Galaxy Tab ten.one — it is hard to inform which it is at that distance, but if Samsung’s attorneys can not sort it out…
So with a couch complete of Android gadgets and a Samsung Television hanging in front of them but out of frame, does this indicate that Samsung is going to move away from its personal Wise Tv platform and adopt Google Tv? Not necessarily. Samsung has said prior to that it’s nevertheless speaking with Google and that devices may well arrive in 2012, but they are really happy with their in-home platform — which they not too long ago reported crossed the 2 million app download barrier.
While Logitech and Google both offer you Android remote apps for Google Tv devices, the presence of phones in the teaser isn’t a smoking gun. Sony offers an Android remote management app for numerous of its gadgets that do not run Google Tv, like the Sony Network Media Players and networked Blu-Ray players. The expertise is not great, and on my personal SMP-N100 I’d considerably rather use the IR remote for almost everything except getting into text into the search area.
If Samsung’s going to tease tablet or mobile phone handle, it much better be wonderful. Of program, it is also achievable these people are just streaming a video from their phones to the Television. We’ll just have to wait a couple of a lot more weeks to verify what Samsung has up its sleeve.