ARCHOS TV Connect turns HDTV into an Android powered smart TV

ARCHOS TV Connect turns HDTV into an Android powered smart TV

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Archos today announced its latest Android device, the Archos TV Connect, an Android 4.1 box for your television.  Priced at $129 and arriving in February, the unit brings the full Android 4.1 Jelly Bean experience to your HDTV.

Details include HDMI, USB, microSD, WiFi, and Ethernet connectivity as well as a front-facing camera and an indicator light. Thanks to Google certification, the Archos TV Connect will offer access to the entire suite of Google Play apps and games.

evolutRionary TV Touch remote – A smartly designed remote for every task

  • Pointer – Allows you to control your TV just like you would your tablet with a tapping and/or swiping motion
  • Full multi-touch gesture support – Control your apps easily with zoom In, zoom out and rotate with ARCHOS developed unique gesture controls
  • Full keyboard with Android shortcuts – The TV touch remote includes a full keyboard and Android shortcut keys including a key for voice controls and voice typing

Archos will be at CES next week and will be demonstrating the new TV Connect as well as other new tablets. Check back for our hands-on impressions and early thoughts.

 

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