The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 witnessed the world’s leading TV manufacturers, including Samsung, LG, and Sony, trying to pitch the “smart” TV idea, in order to draw attention to a completely new approach to television.
Going by the indications, the bigwig TV makers are apparently set to bring on the friendly living-room TV sets in line with the other latest gadgets which are expected to have an automatic hook up to Internet connectivity, apps, social network accessibility and the other so-called technology “ecosystems.”
Even though the “smart” TV idea has been making rounds for quite some time now, especially after Google introduced its Google TV platform in May 2010, low adoption as well as shortage of hardware partners have largely impeded the idea from taking off in a big way thus far.
However, Samsung, LG, Sony and Sharp are seemingly set to change the perception for the “smart” TV idea this year; more so as Microsoft has already proven with the Kinect that consumers are evidently ready to lap up quality apps on the TV.
As a result, Samsung is reportedly working on the integration of voice and motion control into its new TV sets, thus giving the users the ability to speak commands to their TVs or use gestures to change channels and other settings; while Sharp is enhancing its massive TV lineup with access to apps from Facebook, Netflix, and Hulu!
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