LG Creates Android-Based Tweet-TV Prototype [Why?]


We’re normally enthusiastic and happy to see more innovation make its way to the digital world thanks to Android. I must admit, though: there are times when a certain device around that has me scratching my head wondering why anyone would want to spend time and money on making it, buying it, or “anything’ing” it.

LG’s latest is one such thing. They’ve introduced the first prototype to take advantage of their new Tweet-TV platform. The premise is simple – You watch TV and relevant tweets will be pulled from Twitter to be shown alongside whatever you’re watching on the tube.

I know we’re all moving toward a social-driven computing lifestyle, but it doesn’t fit everywhere. TV is one of them. And I seriously want a good word or two with the person who thinks Tweet-Radio would also be a good idea. (I know there’s a least one of you out there.) Let’s try and keep Twitter encapsulated in its own blue, chirpy world. Please. [via Engadget]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Could see this being excellent for sporting events such as F1 whereby you could have the live tweets from the teams / drivers displayed during Practice / Qualifying.

  2. Agreed mikeyd. You obviously have more vision and creativity than the author of this article. I dont do anything with Twitter but i recognize that some people might enjoy Tweeting back and forth during a sporting event or maybe a show like American Idol or Dancing With The Stars.

  3. Yeah, if it’s tweets from Joe Blow I could care less, but if they can tie in official tweets from participants/cast/crew of the related show or event, it could be a cool Pop-Up Video style thing.

    1. Yeah it could work, specially on tablets, I could dig it.

  4. I wish that antenna could be used for calls and data, the reception would be mindblowing :D

    1. It would sell out quick at the apple store.

  5. I’d rather see an app with the ability to sync to my TV and display tweets on my phone; I wouldn’t want half of my screen filled with tweets though.

  6. Yes because when I’m taking part in an F1 race at 200 mph the first thing I want to do is tweet. This is a ridiculous idea.

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