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CES 2013: Archos unveils Android for HDTV

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At the Consumer Electronics Show, being held in Las Vegas next week, Archos, a manufacturer of multimedia portable devices will announce the Archos TV connect, a multi-touch ‚”Android on TV experience‚” for apps and games.

The Archos TV connect turns any HDTV into an Android powered smart TV providing the full Android ecosystem with a specially designed TV Touch remote.

The TV connect allows you to control your TV just like a tablet – tap, swipe, zoom in, zoom out, select or type. With the TV connect users will be able to play games, stream videos, video chat in HD, e-mail friends or surf the web all from their big screen TV. The ARCHOS TV connect runs Android 4.1 and will be available starting in February, 2013 for $129.99.

The TV Touch remote incorporates the following features:

· 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 РControl your apps easily with zoom in, zoom out and rotate with Archos developed gesture controls

· Full keyboard with Android shortcuts РThe TV touch remote includes a full keyboard and Android shortcut keys including a key for voice controls and voice typing

· Play Android Games on your TV РThousands of games available on your TV as you can choose from over 700,000 apps and games on Google Play

· Dual thumb sticks and buttons РPlay all your favourite games with full gaming controls and dual analogue thumb-sticks

· Archos Gaming Mapping Tool Map the controls of games to the buttons and controllers of the remote for playing virtually any game on your TV as recently introduced on the GamePad

Turn your TV into a Smart TV – Get a full web experience on your current HDTV

· Internet РSurf on the net from a big screen

· Online video streaming Stream videos directly on your TV through YouTube,

Daily motion and other video applications

· E-mails Send and receive e-mails or share photos from your Facebook page with friends

· HD video calls РConnect with a group of friends or family members on a big screen

· HD webcam РArchos TV connect is equipped with an HD webcam for high quality video calling

· LED notification LED lights notify you when you have an incoming calls while watching TV

· Compatibility with all popular video calling apps РVideo chatting with Skype or Google Talk as a family from your sofa has never been easier

· Multimedia Player РThe Archos TV connect includes the Archos Media Center applications, so you can finally get control of your home media content, including: Best video codecs and format support РRead all video files with format and codec support including H.264 decoding in full 1080p HD

· Media Center Library РTailor-made UI with automatic jacket, synopsis and subtitle download as well as library organization even for files stored elsewhere on your home network

· Easy home streaming РStream your media content over your home network either through WiFi or Ethernet

· The right connections Features HDMI (cable included), full USB host and micro SD slot

· Google Certified with Full Access to shop on Google Play With over 700,000 applications

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