Monday, January 3, 2011
Earlier today, Vizio, more known for their televisions, announced that they will be showcasing an Android phone and tablet this week at CES. They will also be unveiling a new line of Google TV powered televisions. The TVs, tablet and phone will all be part of what they're calling the Vizio VIA Plus Ecosystem.
They've given a few official specs, and more will be announced this week at CES. The phone is a 4" slate device with a 1GHz processor, 5MP camera, and a front facing camera. The tablet has an 8" screen, GPS, HDMI out, front facing camera, and three speaker surround sound.
They will also be releasing a series of Google TV powered TVs and Blu-ray players, with the phone and tablet serving as setup-free remote controls.
It definitely looks like the tablet and phone are running some type of custom Android skin, but details on that, as well as what version of Android they're running, are unnknown for now. Price details were also not released, but it is assumed that they will be inexpensive. [via AndroidCentral]
In addition, it's awesome to see more partners for Google TV. With all the problems the platform has faced so far, new high profile partners like Vizio can only be a good thing.