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LG Philips & Sharp attempt to standardize Smart TV apps

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 07 Sep 2011 16:57 User comments (2)

LG Philips & Sharp attempt to standardize Smart TV apps LG, Philips and Sharp are teaming up to create a single framework for developing Smart TV apps.
Smart TVs offer a variety of internet connected content options, such as web browsers and clients for streaming services like Netflix Watch Instantly.

The idea behind this plan is to attract developers for smart TV apps by making it possible to reuse code across different brands. The three companies will release a SDK combining HTML5, CE-HTML & HbbTV.

A beta version of the SDK is planned for early October.

"This cooperation is nothing less than a watershed in the brief history of Smart TVs," said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company.

They also issued an open invitation for other TV manufacturers to participate in the initiative.

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2 user comments

17.9.2011 21:45

Do you know what happens when someone tries to make a new standard to replace all the old ones? You get one more competing standard. If these companies wanted a standard they would have done it like that from the start. They want control, and that means proprietary operating systems and a complete lack of standards.

29.9.2011 18:09

as long as anyone can develop and distribute the apps without some sort of walled garden censorship committee to please, i am all for it.

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