Posted Wed Dec 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM PST by Steven Cohen
With AllJoyn support, LG Smart TVs will offer advanced communication with various mobile devices.
LG has announced that it plans to implement AllJoyn technology in its Smart TVs. The opensource software was developed by Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc, and will allow LG Smart TVs to communicate and integrate with AllJoyn supported tablets, smartphones, and other devices regardless of their operating system or manufacturer.
"LG is at the forefront of the device connectivity revolution," said Richard Choi, Senior Vice President of the Smart Business Center at LG Electronics. "LG will now enable consumers to more effortlessly connect their networked devices in the home and continues to show a strong commitment to the next generation of convergence technology."
Currently, connectivity between cross-platform devices from different companies using different operating systems can be limited or impossible, but the AllJoyn software promises seamless communication between devices and apps across multiple operating systems and brands. For example, users will be able to play the same game on their LG Smart TV using multiple smartphones and tablets that are running different operating systems.
"LG sees great potential and huge possibilities in connecting multiple display products with one TV," added LG's Mr. Choi. "Facilitating true smart home convergence, LG Smart TVs will now be able to seamlessly connect to devices regardless of brand or OS, a first-of-its-kind milestone in the home entertainment industry."
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