K91 Smart TV Debut Marks Lenovo Ice Cream Sandwich TV Foray

January 9, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It has finally happened. Lenovo is making their foray into the business of TV and has chosen the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 to make it public.

Until now, the company has been developing, manufacturing and marketing desktop and notebooks, workstations, servers, storage drives, IT management software, and other allied products and services.

The company has announced the introduction of an Android TV running on the latest Ice Cream Sandwich platform. They have named the device Lenovo K91 Smart TV.

The K91 Smart TV will initially be made available in China soon after CES 2012, and will be available all around the world by the latter part of this year. Lenovo K91 Smart TV is the first TV to enter into the market from the giant manufacturer.

The K91 Smart TV will feature a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm 8060 Snapdragon processor, supported by 1 GB of RAM.  The device would offer 8 GB of storage, in addition to a 2 GB SD card.

Initially Lenovo will offer a 42- inch model as well as a 50- inch model with 3D LED screen. The device hosts face recognition facility which includes a 5- megapixel camera, to prevent children from watching TV in inappropriate times.

The device encompasses a fantastic sound recognition system avoiding the pressing of buttons to control the device. And, it will also be made compatible for the yet-to-be-announced cloud services from Lenovo.

In contrast to Google TV that runs on Android 3.2 Honeycomb, Lenovo works on Android 4.0. But, it is not confirmed yet as to whether the K91 have access to Android market, or whether Lenovo would introduce their own app store.

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