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Links Week Starting 28th November 2022

by Bob Raikes

Every week we see some articles that don’t really need comment or are just plain interesting. Here are a few from the first part of this week.  Jon Peddie has written a farewell to …

Tags:Automotive| Cinema| Game Playing| LG Electronics (LGE)| Operating Systems| OTT Video| Simulation| Smart TV| Streaming Video| Tivo| Virtual Reality

The TV Interface Is the Key To Pretty Much Everything

by Bob Raikes

What They Say TVRev.com published an interesting article on the development of front end interfaces for smart TVs and highlighted that Vizio is adopting the ‘Tiles’ system from SpringServe for its Smartcast interface. The …

Tags:Operating Systems| Smart TV| Vizio

Amazon on Announced a New Hardware Partnership with TCL

by Bob Raikes

What They Say TCL has launched a new series of TVs based on Amazon’s Fire TV OS. The 55″ and 65″ sets will be sold in Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK. What We Think …

Tags:Amazon| Android| Google| Operating Systems| Smart TV

LG advances smart TV platform business

by Bob Raikes

What They Say LG said that its webOS is now available on up to 200 partner brands including Seiki, Eko, Stream System, Konka, Aiwa and Hyundai – a ten-fold increase from when LG commenced licensing …

Tags:LG Electronics (LGE)| Operating Systems| Samsung| Smart TV| Tizen| WebOS

Xperi launches Vewd OpX for Android TV Operator Tier

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Xperi (Xperi and Vestel on a Roll at IFA) announced that it is making a new version of a cloud-managed operator-grade set-top box (STB) OS that integrates payTV with streamed content …

Tags:Android| IBC 2022| Operating Systems| Smart TV| STBs

Xperi and Vestel on a Roll at IFA

by Bob Raikes

Just before IFA, Xperi announced its new Tivo OS for TV and revealed that Vestel was its first partner. Both companies were at the show and I was able to talk to both of …

Tags:Content Discovery| Operating Systems| Rovi| Smart TV| Tivo

Apple’s iPhones overtook Android devices

by Bob Raikes

What They Say The FT reported data from Counterpoint Research who said that the active installed base of iPhones topped the 50% mark in the quarter that ended in June. It’s iPhone’s highest market …

Tags:Android| Apple| Operating Systems| Smartphones