Why TV Platforms Are Conduits and Apps Are Universal

TV Apps GraphicIt seems people have already started picking out their favorite TV / IPTV / OTT / Smart TV — or whatever buzz word you want use — platform, which is fine. We've been brought up in a world where you choose the platform / OS that serves you best. So far that's held true for [...]

ViewSonic Boxee-enabled Smart TV Demo at CES 2011

ViewSonic Boxee Smart TV Demo CES 2011ViewSonic surprised CES goers with their Boxee-enabled Smart TV, which makes use of Intel's CE4100 processor (the same one used in the Boxee Box). No official word on price, but the Smart TV is set to launch Q2 2011. Hopefully, by the time the TV is ready, customers will see the default Boxee UI theme [...]

VIZIO Smart TV and Android Tablet Demo at CES 2011

VIZIO Smart TV Demo CES 2011As we previously covered, VIZIO introduced a pair of Android mobile devices and a Google TV-powered HDTV. What we didn't know is how VIZIO's on-screen Android app interface worked. According to CNET, the VIZIO HDTV actually runs both Android and Google TV simultaneously (a first on any TV), making it easy for users to sync [...]