Tiny device powered by Android produces some fantastic results.
If you’re tired of the countless barrage of advertisements for ‘smart TVs’, then this is the gizmo for you.
A Dubai-based startup is pioneering the world’s first ‘Pocket TV’, which turns any TV with an HDMI port into a smart TV. The device is a tad larger than a standard USB stick, and is powered by a 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor and Android 4.0 ICS. That’s right – in an age where getting your smartphone manufacturer to update your phone to Android 4.0, this little beauty is already up and running with it.
And because it’s running Android, that gives you access to the thousands of apps in the Google Play store. Simply download, install, and you’re up and running. Native clients for Twitter, YouTube, web browsers – all of them work like a charm. The Pocket TV also has support for up to 32GB of storage via microSD, and also offers a USB port for connectivity to devices such as a webcam for video chats.
The project has a rather impressive video that showcases the device’s capabilities, and the team are currently aiming to have shipments out by October.
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