This year, Samsung will release more Ultra HD TVs than ever before, including the new S'UHD TVs that move beyond 4K resolution. Most of the new TVs are curved and Samsung is changing its Smart TV platform yet again to one running Tizen. FlatpanelsHD brings you a full overview of Samsung’s 2015 line-up.
The big themes are Ultra HD and Android TV that will replace Sony’s current Smart TV platform. Sony’s high-end TV will also support HDR (high dynamic range), which will make movies brighter and more spectacular. Here is a full overview of Sony’s 2015 TV line-up.
Ultra HD will be in the 6 series TVs and up, whereas Full HD is disappearing. LG is still the only TV manufacturer who can produce the amazing OLED TVs. This year, LG will take OLED to the next level with its Ultra HD OLED TVs. FlatpanelsHD brings a full overview of LG’s 2015 TV line-up.
The first big theme is Ultra HD, which will expand to more models than ever. The second big theme is Android TV, which Philips will embrace fully and integrate as its TV platform into two thirds of the line-up. FlatpanelsHD brings you a full overview of the 2015 TVs.
Panasonic has unveiled its 2015 line-up of TVs, and here is a full overview. Most of the new TVs offer Ultra HD resolution and the high-end TVs add HDR and wider colors gamuts. Panasonic will switch to Firefox OS as its new TV platform and launch its first curved TVs.
We have heard rumors about TV apps on the Apple TV for some time. Now it seems that Apple is taking steps to launch the TV app store. With the new iOS 6 beta you can move icons on the home screen.
TV apps on Apple TV?
Before WWDC 2012, it was reported that Apple would introduce a new operating system with TV apps for their Apple TV box. It did not happen but in the iOS 6 beta Apple has made some changes.
In the iOS 6 beta users can move around the icons on the home screen which lays the road for TV apps
One developer reports that when holding down the Home button on the remote control users can make icons on the home screen wobble and move them around.
That may not sound significant but the exact same thing happened immediately before Apple introduced the App Store for the iPhone with the release of iOS 2.0. The Apple TV box currently has 8 GB of storage, which should be enough for apps but not for high-quality games.
Some people expect TV apps to launch on the Apple TV box before a full-fledged Apple TV launches to build up the TV platform. TV apps could include video services, quality games, photo services and much more.