For many years the mobile phone technology has brought about new possibilities and opportunities in the world of personal and business communication. No longer, people have to be bound to their homes or place of business to be connected to friends and family or business associates.
Soon after the debut of mobile phones, operating systems such as iOS by Apple and Android by Google turned the dumb telephones into a smart device, capable of performing complicated tasks that previously required a desktop computer or a laptop to do the job. But the demand for more powerful mobile computing technology kept on pushing industry leaders to produce new advanced gadgets. This demand gave birth to what is known nowadays as tablet PCs which are full-fledged computers combined with the versatility and ease of use of a Smartphone.
Now, the interesting turn comes when you use your imagination and take it all one step further. Take a tablet PC, remove the touch screen and all the connecting circuitry inside. Then compress the remaining components, which are in fact very tiny, in to a small, flash memory size gadget and add an HDMI connection port. There, you have a powerful computer in the palm of your hand that weights just around 40 grams.
These devices run on Android operating systems just like Smartphones and Tablet PCs. They are called Android TVs. Apple has also created its own version of the device calling it ”Apple TV” which runs on iOS.
Now, if you have one of the new large-screen, high-tech television sets at home or office that come with an HDMI connection port, you can simply connect this small size Android computer to it. This will turn your dumb TV monitor into what is becoming known as a smart TV station called the Android TV.
Android TV will bring new possibilities into the world of home entertainment and communication. The internet is no longer a medium separated from your living room furniture. You can surf the internet, connect to friends and family using popular online connectivity tools, such as Skype, or meet them on social networks, such as Facebook.
You can shop online in a completely new fashion. Also, playing your favorite action games on the large screen can bring new excitement into your living room. Online videos are also at your disposal and you can watch YouTube videos right on your television screen. You don’t have to miss your favorite TV shows anymore just because the timing doesn’t fit your schedule.
Considering all the enjoyment and fun the Android TV technology can brings to your home and family, the device is quite inexpensive and widely available online and in many home electronics stores.