Google TV 1.0 failed to attract masses due to several pitfalls but its back with much higher Adrenaline with new OEM partners that would ship Google TV 2.0 with Ice cream Sandwich.
But Lenovo has chosen a slightly different path by not choosing official Google TV 2.0 aka Android Honeycomb 3.x, it instead customized ICS to fit TV form factor. It will of course get access to Android Market, and its own Market, but things aren’t announced.
Lenovo’s K91 offers plenty of attractive features other than Google’s latest OS:
- CPU: Qualcomm’s 8060 Snapdragon processor, clocked at 1.5 Ghz, with a decent GPU.
- 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage and 2 GB SD card, of course expandable.
- Two screen size to choose from: 42” and 50” 3-D LED screen.
- Integrated 5 MP webcam, for facial recognition. Why would you need that? Parental control, of course.
- For gaming, you’ll get a 3-axis gyro gamepad. The regular remote will have a touchpad as well as an integrated microphone, and voice recognition will make it possible to control the devices without pressing any buttons at all. Xbox’s dream applied here!
- Lenovo is also launching a Cloud service for its TVs, laptops that will allow TV to stream personal media stored in the cloud. USers would be able to share media and do screen sharing across mobile, PC and TV devices.
It sures like an attractive thing to go for. Lenovo would initially launch it in China, and later make it available to the world, later this year.