CES 2012: Qualcomm Brings Snapdragon Power to Smart TVs

Submitted by lalit on January 10, 2012 - 3:36pm.

Qualcomm today announced that Snapdragon processors are powering smart TVs at the CES in Las Vegas. According to Qualcomm, Snapdragon processors will bring full web browsing capabilities to television, including integrated best-in-class Wi-Fi connectivity, high performance graphics and the latest Android apps and console-quality gaming experiences. The Snapdragon S4 MPQ8064 processor featuring 1.5GHz quad core CPU and Adreno 320 graphics with advanced audio/video capabilities will be the first processor for smart TVs.

“Consumers demand a seamless experience across all screens, including smartphones, tablets, PCs and televisions,” said Raj Talluri, vice president of product management for Qualcomm. “Having Snapdragon processors power smart TVs and digital media adapters is a natural extension of our leadership in mobile and computing technologies into the connected home.”

The first smart TV based on Snapdragon processor is Lenovo’s K91 Smart TV that will run on Android 4.0 operating system and give users access to thousands of apps from Android Market and Lenovo Store. Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 line is currently being integrated into more than 70 devices from 20 leading OEMs. You can get more information about the S4 processors on Qualcomm’s website.