More evidence suggests Apple’s ‘iTV’ plans are real
- Chris Smith
Smart TV has been discussed as a promising device of Post PC category to handle various user needs by adding computing power to general TV. Smart TV is already commercialized and used in web-surfing, on-demand requests on movies combined with Internet enabled set-top box device. There has been specific approach to increase its usability by adding TV apps for specific Smart TV hardware. However, as Post PC perspective, current Smart TV system and architecture are lack of flexibility and need new paradigm. The architecture should provide office-work friendly environment, cover various OS-dependent users and apps based on Android OS & iOS together, and support legacy IT resources. Thus, we propose new platform design to achieve the goal to make Smart TV as a Post PC device based emerging cloud virtualization and N-Screen technologies.