CES 2012 was a major stage for the blossoming smart TV market, with a major focus being the new names getting on board with Google TV and the updated gadgetry they will use to lure consumers. In support of an earlier bold statement by Google, Lenovo and Vizio are joining Sony, Samsung and LG in the production of Google TVs.
The Lenovo K91 Smart TV is the first of it’s kind to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and is already available in China 42″ and 50″ sizes, to be released elsewhere at an unknown future time. It’s features include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5 Ghz processor with 1GB of RAM, SD card storage and a 5 mega pixel webcam.
Vizio’s Google TV, to be debuted in Summer 2012, dresses Honeycomb in a smooth look similar to that of it’s tablets and features DNLA-based content sharing capabilities. Vizio is dedicated to staying up to date with the evolution of Google TV between now and their summer release date, talking closely with Google in continual development.
Both sets boast uuber fancy remote controls to tantalize any gadget lover: touch screen technology, bluetooth, QWERTY keyboard, a built in microphone, and dedicated Netflix, Amazon, and Vudu buttons are some of the collective treasures these new contenders will offer.
Stay tuned as we keep you updated on the exploding options in the land of Google TV–with the increasing number of integrated options, perhaps Google TV will finally get it’s time to shine.
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