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Lenovo Unwraps Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ Smart TV

January 10, 2012 No Comments

Lenovo is bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to the big screen with a new take on home entertainment. The company is “allowing consumers to customize their TV experience both with the blending of the Web — but also by heightening that experience with Android applications,” said tech analyst Charles King. “It’s also talking about creating a highly integrated home. … You might call it the home cloud.”

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Sunday, Lenovo unveiled a smart TV it says is the world’s first to run Android 4.0, or Ice Cream Sandwich.

Powered by a QualComm 8060 Snapdragon dual core CPU, the smart device — called the “K91″ — features a 55-inch screen, a gamepad, and a user interface that combines Video On Demand (VOD), Internet applications and traditional TV programs.

Thirty console-quality games will come bundled with the TV, with many more apps available in the Android Market and the Lenovo App Shop.

The K91 is now available in China, but information on pricing and availability elsewhere was not provided.

A ‘Personal Cloud’

The new K91 TV is part of Lenovo’s vision of what it calls the “personal cloud.”

“We understand our users need more than just the traditional keyboard and screen for a truly satisfying digital experience,” said Liu Jun, senior vice president and president for the company’s mobile Internet and digital home business group. “Our Personal Cloud vision integrates all devices, from tablets to TVs, for a comprehensive mobile Internet experience anytime, anywhere.”

Accordingly, users of the device can easily access their favorite songs and videos, share files between the TV and their tablet, smartphone or PC, and even control the TV via tablet and smartphone.

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