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Haier's 2013 TVs include Roku Streaming Stick support, Wi-Fi Direct remotes, and Android 4.2

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Haier TV
Haier TV

Some television manufacturers are turning towards Google TV to provide a smart experience, but Haier is skipping the customization and simply using Android 4.2. In fact, the company is throwing a lot of tech into its range of new TVs. Haier will be putting a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Prime MPQ8064 into its HXT line, a quad-core processor that’s paired with an Adreno 320 GPU. The manufacturer says that the TVs will run the apps that you can download on Android handsets right now, not to mention games. In addition, the TVs will use a remote that’s paired to the TV using Wi-Fi Direct rather than relying on infrared.

On top of that, Haier is including MHL-capable HDMI ports on its Core and Encore series TVs that will let people plug in devices such as the Roku Streaming Stick. That falls in line with Roku’s recently announced plans to bring more TV manufacturers onboard. It’s a smart move using the stick reduces the mess of set-top boxes underneath TVs, and Roku can rest safe in the knowledge of there being a consistent experience across different models. Interested? Then you’ll just have to wait until Haier releases pricing and availability.