• TP Vision fully integrates Android into some of its top-of-the range Philips Ambilight TVs to massively enrich the Smart TV experience
• Philips Smart TVs featuring Android will offer a faster and more fluent TV and entertainment experience
• Philips Smart TVs with Android provide access to both the broad choice of Android apps in Google Play™ and to existing Philips Smart TV apps
• Android adds ultra-responsive gaming capability to Philips TVs
Amsterdam, January 6th, 2014 – TP Vision plans to launch its first Philips TVs powered by Android. Android will enrich the Smart TV experience and provide a more fluent, faster TV and gaming performance on these top-of-the-range Philips TVs. The first Philips TVs featuring Android will be available from the second quarter 2014 in Europe and Russia as first defined markets.
Fluent user experience and improved app offering
Android is the most prevalent operating system in the mobile smart device market today. TP Vision is making the next leap in delivering extremely powerful, state-of-the-art, innovative TVs by combining Android's strengths with the capabilities of a large TV screen and the existing Smart TV offering. Fast response times, efficient use of resources, smart interoperability and focus on apps and content will strengthen the TV's role as an entertainment hub in the living room.
The best of two worlds: Philips Smart TV apps and Google Play Store
Philips TVs featuring Android will further expand the already large app offering on the Philips Smart TV portal. They will combine access to the outstanding selection of Android apps available in Google Play Store with the existing Smart TV apps including video on demand, catch-up TV, Electronic Program Guide EPG, and music streaming.
Philips TVs become powerful gaming terminals
The highly responsive Android operating system together with the new powerful quad-core chip will transform Philips TVs into awesome, large-screen gaming devices supporting the broad selection of games available in Google Play.
Smooth interconnection with smart devices
By embracing Android, Philips TVs will move closer to smartphones and tablets running on Android, while maintaining hassle-free connectivity with devices supporting Apple iOS for seamless content sharing.
"In 2014, we will start the roll-out of Philips TVs featuring Android in the higher end of our product portfolio. We expect that consumer appreciation and take-up will rapidly grow. By 2015 already the majority of our Smart TVs will be Android powered."
Maarten de Vries, CEO TP Vision
"We believe that Android is a true promise for the TV market as it will seriously boost the Smart TV experience, bringing the speed and user friendliness on par with the experiences users get from their mobile smart devices of today. We are proud to be the first European TV brand to bring the newest Smart TV benefits to consumers."
Scott Housley, Global Head of Product and Strategy at TP Vision
About TP Vision
TP Vision is a dedicated TV player in the world of visual digital entertainment. TP Vision concentrates on developing, manufacturing and marketing Philips branded TV sets in Europe, Russia, Middle East, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and selected countries in Asia-Pacific. We do this by combining our design expertise and innovative Philips TV heritage with the operational excellence, flexibility and speed of TPV Technology. With these combined strengths, we bring high-quality TV sets to the market: smart and easy to use with sophisticated styling i.e. new materials and slim design. We believe in creating products that offer a superior TV experience for consumers. With Philips TVs, TP Vision is a global leader in the hospitality market. Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, TP Vision is the exclusive brand licensee of Philips TV for the above listed countries. The TV Company is 70% owned by TPV and 30% by Royal Philips, headquartered in the Netherlands. TP Vision employs around 2,000 people in several locations around the globe.
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