Decades ago, no one would have thought that the idiot box would evolve into something smarter. We are in the era of the smart TV, and companies like Apple and Samsung are already heavyweights in this segment. The latest machine to enter the market is from Lenovo, who have just launched their Android powered K91 smart TV in China.
The 55” K91, which was shown off at CES earlier this year, is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s coming with facial and voice recognition, and you will get access to video on demand and the company’s Le Store. If interested, the K91 is now available along with the smaller 42” K81 and K71 smart TVs for 14,999 yuan (around $2,378) and 6,499 yuan (about $1,030) respectively.
But unfortunately it’s only available in China, the country where smart TVs have been slow to catch on because of content restrictions, and no hints about an international release. Lenovo selected their home turf to launch the K91 as it is easier for them to negotiate content deals in China. They will certainly try to catch up with the big players in other markets, but content will be a big hurdle for them to sell smart TVs in other parts of the world.
Head here if you want to take a peek at a demo video of the K91.