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Introducing the Samsung SmartTV Platform

Introducing SmartTV

Samsung SmartTV SDK

SDF

Summary

Introducing SmartTV

What Is a SmartTV?

As an adjective the word “smart” is used to describe a new device capable of more advanced functions. For example, a smart phone supports not only basic Internet access, but also PC-level information processing and high-definition multimedia playback, transcending from a traditional cellular phone into a new device that can substitute most of the PC functions. As the information processing power transmuted a cellular phone into a smart phone, a SmartTV was also created by adding computing power to a TV. A user can use various additional contents such as movies, video games, searches, and other fused or smart services, with a highly accessible UI/UX environment, provided by a digital TV's operating system.

As a smart phone has an operating system such as Google's Android or Apple's iOS, a SmartTV comes with its own operating system. You will see that a Samsung SmartTV uses the WebKit browser on Linux as its base operating system, which harmonizes multi-tiered elements to provide vital functions to operate a SmartTV.

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Figure 1-1. The Samsung SmartTV 2013's Smart Hub

Another characteristic of a SmartTV is a standard application hub. Just as a smart phone platform has an app store, a SmartTV platform has an app store with a developer ecosystem. SmartTV ...

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