Android is the most popular smartphone operating system at the moment, but it has proven to be a system that runs more than just phones and tablets. We have seen in the recent past cars with computing systems running on Android, space station systems with Android OS, Cameras with Android and even Airplane entertainment systems with Android OS. Today, we get to hear of a 26 inch Smart TV which is actually a pretty huge Android smartphone if you look at it from a literal angle.
Chinese companies TCL Multimedia and Tencent, a web leader, jointly developed the 26 inch Smart TV with a 1366 X 768 pixels resolution and allows the users to browse the internet, access video and music on QQ services and play games on it, just like any modern Android smartphone. The TV is powered by a 1GHz dual core A9 processor, has 4GB RAM and a Mali 400 GPU. You can also add external memory via card slot, up to 32GB to store music, record TV programs and play back multimedia.
This TV is marketed as the first screen mobile smart cloud product in the world. According to a press release by the two companies, the four core applications of the TV are ‘large portable screen’, ‘high speed video player’, ‘high definition video communications device’ and a ‘stylish photo and music album’ that offers its users the ultimate 3C (communication, Computer and Consumer electronics) experience. The TV has the features of a high quality screen, a portable high end Android device, a new form of smart cloud product and an ample cloud resource.
Besides internet connectivity, the TV also provides WiFi connectivity, a HDMI and 3.5mm headphone jacks and a pair of US ports. Pre-orders of the TV are now accepted (since midnight Thursday) for ¥1,999 (about $315) but the actual launch and shipments will start on September 3rd. If you would like to read more on the TV, clink this link to view the original press release on Engadget. We do not know yet though if or when the two companies will make this TV available in the Global market. We will keep you updated on any new developments.