Cloud service, Android TV from Lenovo

As revealed by advanced-television.com, Lenovo the world’s number two PC company, is to create a seamless digital experience for its customers across multiple devices, be it PCs, tablets, smartphones or Smart TVs. The company’s has introduced a variety of new products, including the IdeaTab S2, Smartphone S2 and K91 smart TV at International CES in pursuit of its strategy.

“Lenovo is breaking down the barriers of device differentiation and weaving together hardware, software and cloud services that are connected, experiential and dynamic,”  said Liu Jun, senior vice president and president, Mobile Internet and Digital Home business group. “We understand our users need more than just the traditional keyboard and screen for a truly satisfying digital experience. Our Personal Cloud vision integrates all devices, from tablets to TVs, for a comprehensive mobile Internet experience anytime, anywhere,” he stated.

Powered by QualComm’s 8060 Snapdragon dual core CPU, the K91 is also the world’s first smart TV running the Android 4.0 operating system – which Lenovo says will revolutionise technology in the living room. Its smart ‘Sandwich’ UI unites three major smart TV functions, including Video On Demand (VoD), Internet applications and traditional TV programmes. The online HD VOD is tailored to an individual consumer’s viewing history, and delivers the best picture and audio quality with 3D FPR technology delivering flicker-free video on a full HD IPS panel at 240hz with SRS TruSurround. Internet applications include thousands of choices from the Android Market and Lenovo Store, including console games.

Additional smart TV features include voice control with natural language processing and speech recognition technology, allowing viewers to use voice commands to control the remote. Video interaction is even possible with the built-in 5MP webcam, which integrates face recognition technology for security benefits and advanced parental control. With cloud support, consumers can access their favourite songs and videos with ease, share files between the TV and their tablet, smartphone or PC, and even control the TV via tablet and smartphone.

The IdeaTab S2 tablet, S2 smartphone and K91 smart TV are available immediately in China. Lenovo will be releasing these products worldwide at a later date.

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