Lenovo’s New IdeaTV To Drop Early Next Year – Google TV Inside?


Earlier today we told you about Lenovo’s new line of Android powered smartphones and tablets and now we’ve learned that the Chinese company is planning on getting into the smart TV business with a new line of “ideaTV’s” that will launch early next year. Although Google TV was never specifically mentioned, Lenovo did make it point to say the televisions would offer connectivity with their new line of Android powered devices. This leaves Google TV as the most logical choice as an OS for this new line.

Google TV didn’t have the greatest year in 2011 and left a bad taste in the mouth of manufacturers like Logitech and Sony who reported less than stellar sales on their initial (and most likely last) offerings. Now that GTV is maturing a bit with the inclusion of the Android Market, I think we’ll begin to see other big name manufacturers like LG give it a go next year. I still very much believe in Google TV and let’s hope 2012 brings more luck for the platform and her OEM’s.

[Via GTVSource]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Poor Chris, your article was totally overshadowed by chance-to-win-free-stuff. 

    1. It’s okay Chris, being under 18 and unable to win anything your article was my favorite ;]

      1. that sucks.. The only thing my age prevents from doing is get senior citizen discounts. Anyone know if the winners are announced anywhere?

  2. This seems really interesting… I wonder if these new Google TV devices will ship with ICS

    1. for some reason I doubt it

      1. i sure hope so. ICS is all about making a seamless experience.

  3. Chris FTW? i think so. hopefully lenovo gives us a nice smartphone tho.

  4. Sweet RCA inputs ;)

  5. I picked up a Sony blu-ray player with Google TV on Black Friday and it is awesome. I don’t see how any Android fan couldn’t like it. If it ever gets hulu support (which is the only negative for me,) then I will most likely shut off my cable service.

  6. Google TV is really starting to catch on the way it should. Now that it has the market and appears to be gaining more manufacturer support, it can truly try to shine. Google TV could still stand to be improved a lot, but I think it stands a chance of becoming the smart TV OS to rule them all and the Android Market will truly be the best feature.

    1. LOL you’re fucking delusional. “Really starting to catch on the way it should…”


      1. I think what he is trying to say is that it taking steps in the right direction to becoming a viable option in the TV market. Which it is. Adding the market was huge, upgrading the software will also be a giant step in the right direction. Currently is it a good alternative? No. Will it be? If it keeps progressing: in the future, maybe.

  7. Google TV is an intriguing concept, I will for sure keep an eye on it when these new line of TVs come out. After seeing some reviews, I’d consider buying one of these. I was unimpressed with the early variants (sony, etc), but if the software keeps maturing, as it has, I could see it catching on. Addition of the market was pretty significant, without it: I saw a big downside to owning one.

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