Another day, another new Android-based TV. Electronics manufacturer TCL has announced they will be the first to release a TV powered by Android on the Chinese market. In development since 2008, the device will feature everything one might expect, including a full web browser, video-on-demand, and the Android Market. What sets this apart from several of the other Android-based devices we have looked at so far is the level of control it will offer over other devices. Much like the Logitech Harmony Link, users will be able to control over devices integrated with the TV, such as a DVD player or stereo system. TCL has also voiced plans for future control by smartphones and MIDs, but no official details have been given at this time.
There is some speculation as to whether or not Chinese censorship laws will delay the release of this device in China, due to the tight government regulations on the media, as well China’s ongoing feud with Google over search censorship. If the green light is given, however, this TV could prove to be an excellent alternative to Google TV in China.
Tag CloudABC Android Android Market apple apple tv Apps Best Buy boxee CBS CES Dish Network FCC Fox google Google TV googletv HDTV Honeycomb Host with the Most Hulu Hulu Plus IFA Intel Internet TV iPhone iTV LG logitech Logitech Revue NBC netflix Networks Revue roku Samsung Set-Top Box sony Sony Google TV Sony Internet TV Streaming tv Twitter Vizio Vizio Co-Star Youtube