Sony, Sharp and Philips are on the bandwagon and will release TVs based on Android TV in 2015. Android TV combines streaming services, apps, and a game console in one platform. It will also be available in small TV streamer boxes.
LG has a range of new OLED TVs coming out in 2014 as well as new Ultra HD and Full HD TVs. LG is also introducing a new webOS-based Smart TV platform that looks promising. Could 2014 be the year where LG establishes itself as the leading Korean TV innovator?
Panasonic is introducing their new AX900 with “plasma-like picture quality” and a range of new Full HD models – some very basic, some with advanced features. Panasonic is also introducing a new Smart TV user interface called Life+ that recommends relevant content.
In 2014, Philips will introduce its first TV with the new Android-based Smart TV platform. They will also launch Ultra HD TVs and TVs with twin tuners, Miracast screen mirroring and a new Cloud TV app that streams TV channels over the internet.
When Lady Gaga meets the OLED technology you get funky sunglasses. No, it's not a joke. At CES Polaroid in collaboration with Lady Gaga showcased a pair of sunglasses with built-in OLED screens that shows pictures or video to people around you.
Sunglasses with OLED screens
We have repeatedly said that the OLED technologies offers many new and exciting outlooks for future products – we just didn’t exactly refer to sunglasses. Nevertheless, at CES 2011 Polaroid and Lady Gaga unveiled sunglasses with built-in OLED screens.
The OLED screens show video and pictures
The idea is that the 1.5-inch OLED screens are transparent from the inside while at the same time people around see pictures or images on the screens. The sunglasses even records video and takes pictures with a built-in camera.
Lady Gaga’s sunglasses with OLED screens
The outer part of the sunglasses is removable, if you want to enjoy the pictures on the OLED screens. Data is stored on a USB stick in one of the sides. If you want to see the full presentation, watch the video below.
In the future we hope to more practical OLED based products but this will do for now. Should you for some reason be interested in buying the OLED based sunglasses, look for Grey Label Polarez G20. The price has not been revealed but it’s probably going to be ga-ga.