|Samsung brings new innovation to smart TVs|
Friday, 23 March 2012 08:00
Samsung will bring three new concepts to its smart TV 2012 line-up to South Africa this year.
Speaking at the 2012 Samsung Africa Forum in Cape Town today, regional product manager for visual display at Samsung Electronics Africa, Dae Hee Kim says, “After receiving historical attention and positive reviews at CES 2012, we are proud to bring Samsung’s beautiful line-up of new LED and Plasma TVs to the African region.”
The company says that its three new concepts – smart interaction, smart content and smart evolution will redefine the way in which consumers manage their home entertainment experience and interact with their TVs.
Smart interaction will let consumers interact with their TVs with gestures, voice and facial recognition commands. Commands like switching the TV on or off, activation of apps or web searches are supported by 26 gestures in up to 30 languages.
Smart content lets users' share photos, memories, memos from the TV to the cloud and to other smart devices, as well as access the Internet and apps via the Samsung Media Hub.
Smart evolution means that all TVs in 2012 will allows users to 'upgrade' by installing kits, which will either enhance software or hardware .
Samsung has also announced that Angry Birds will run natively on all TVs this year; and to date, there are more than 28,000 smart TV apps available.
A new service called AllShare Play lets users upload and share multimedia content across Samsung compatible devices (smartphones, tablets, cameras and PCs) wherever a user may be. So content is accessible everywhere, no matter where it sits.
Samsung's new flagship TVs, the ES7000 and the ES8000 will be shipped with smart touch remote controls. It features a touchpad that acts like a mouse for easy web browsing and has an 'edge user interface' which allows for effortless changing of channels.
Additionally, the 2012 new smart TV line-up will support wireless connectivity of keyboards and mice.
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