Posted Thu May 16, 2013 at 08:30 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
MuVo UD is the first 4K set with Google TV software.
TCL has announced the MuVo UD, the first Ultra HD set to feature Google TV. While nothing about the set's display characteristics was revealed, including the size, the set will feature Android 4.2.2, and more significantly, TCL's Personal Box Office version of Google TV.
Also described as "Lazy TV," here is TCL's breakdown of their Personal Box Office and MoVo TV features, "Based on Google's powerful search engine and combining TCL's proprietarily developed PBO (Personal Box Office, commonly known as the "Lazy TV") innovative technology, MoVo can automatically identify a user with its motion sensor-transmitter and proactively comprehend the user's preference by analyzing his behavior and habit. Its content recommendation engine can integrate the user analysis and its content searching module to recommend automatically exciting content that accommodates the user's preference. In so doing the user can enjoy a real "Lazy TV" super smart experience without operating a remote control or initiating voice recognition. This better serves the current needs of busy consumers and brings TVs back to the centre of home entertainment."
Admittedly, TCL 's triumph over the assumed difficulty of combining a 4K display with Google's TV platform does not seem like an astounding breakthrough. The company nevertheless seems to be beating to market both Samsung and LG, industry leaders who ought to have the edge in deploying Android functionality.
TCL has not yet shared whether or not the MuVo UD will see a release in the west, but with the company making noise with splashy products on the high-end of the spectrum, can a TCL breakthrough to North American homes be far off?
Author: Brian Hoss
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