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Lenovo K91 brings Android 4.0 to the world's most advanced 55-inch TV

Lenovo K91 brings Android 4.0 to the world's most advanced 55-inch TV


Lenovo K91 55-inch TV runs Android 4.0 on a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and features natural language control, 3D FPR IPS panel, facial recognition, and our undying attention.

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Lenovo's K91 is not your normal 55-inch television. To start with, its two most notable features are its operating system and central processor: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich running on Qualcomm's 1.5GHz dual-core 8060 Snapdragon CPU. The TV can be controlled with your voice using natural language processing and recognition, and even includes video interaction (with facial recognition) thanks to a 5 megapixel webcam that's integrated into the bezel. Otherwise, the K91 remote control is up to the task thanks to a touchpad, 5-way d-pad, and motion sensor. The display is no slouch either incorporating 3D FPR technology into a "flicker-free," LED backlit, full HD IPS panel with 240Hz refresh.

The user experience starts with Lenovo's "Sandwich" UI that unites traditional TV and VoD features with custom-built apps. Other specs include 802.11n Wi-Fi, 8GB of storage with an extra 2GB on removable SD card, access to the Android Market and Lenovo Store, and integration with the Lenovo family of smartphones and tablets that can be used as remote controls or as additional displays for sharing content.

Now the bad news: Lenovo's not announcing a price let alone a release date, and the fact that the images in the gallery show a localized Chinese UI makes us think that this one's coming later rather than sooner. We'll be hounding Lenovo for release details so stay tuned.