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CES 2012: Lenovo announces first smart TV running Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Also first to use Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor
CES 2012: Lenovo announces first smart TV running Android Ice Cream Sandwich
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With CES in full swing in Las Vegas, Qualcomm have taken the opportunity to announce the expansion of its Snapdragon processor family through a series of processors for Smart TVs.

Lenovo is the manufacturer responsible for the first Snapdragon-powered smart TV, the K91, which will also be the first to run the latest 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) version of Android.

The memorably named Snapdragon S4 MPQ8064 is the processor in the spotlight, boasting a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU, based on the Krait micro-architecture. It'll also feature ab Adreno 320 graphics processor.

Smart casual

By using Android, the Chinese manufacturer points out that "thousands of apps from Android Market and Lenovo Store, including console games, are ready for access".

Qualcomm also promises 'seamless' video streaming and online gaming experiences through its wi-Ffi connectivity.

"Consumers demand a seamless experience across all screens, including smartphones, tablets, PCs and televisions," said Raj Talluri, vice president of product management for Qualcomm.

New levels

Xiong Wen, Lenovo's general manager and executive director for Smart TV, took the opportunity to gush over the new possibilities of the Snapdragon-powered device.

"Lenovo's newly announced K91 smart TV is a milestone for the connected home and digital technology," he said.

"It's the first smart TV in the world to run on Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors, as well as the first to run on Android 4.0 for full access to the Android marketplace. Lenovo is taking the digital home to new levels and making consuming content and connecting via videoconferencing, social media and more, easier than ever."

[source: Qualcomm]