TP Vision is pushing on with its integration of the Android operating system into Philips TVs. Almost the entire 2015 range of Philips TVs, including Philips Smart TVs and all Philips UHD TVs, will be powered by Android TV, the company has revealed.
TP Vision head of smart TV Albert Mombarg commented: “We want to leverage the advantage of being a pioneer member of Android’s large, fast growing eco-system. It attracts a huge base of developers, who now can easily adapt their apps for different types of devices including TVs.”
Android Lollipop integrates the TV platform and brings dedicated Android TV apps to the big screen, with one software development kit (SDK) for all platforms.
All Philips TVs powered by Android TV will offer direct access to the Google Play store and to the offering on the Philips Smart TV platform, including video on demand and catch-up TV services. In addition, all Philips Smart TVs powered by Android provide access to online gaming services such as OnLive.
The Philips Smart TVs will also feature a further improved graphical user interface, which makes use of the new Android TV launcher, the company said.
TP Vision chief commercial officer Nico Vernieuwe added: “By combining superb picture quality in both FHD and UHD, our unique Ambilight lighting technology, great design and the power of Android TV we are putting together a truly sophisticated TV offering for our Philips TV customers.”