We are about to make our annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas on our clients’ behalf, so we thought we would create a shopping list of the things we are hoping to see and the announcements we expect. We would love to hear your views:
Smart TVs – In 2013, these really have to start living up to their ‘smart’ billing. A number of companies (including us) started to get under the skin of Smart TVs in 2012 and realised that they weren’t that smart (see our blog – here). The main issue was the poor quality of their operating systems. No one believes that Smart TVs will be running a proprietary OS in five years, so we need to see some light at the end of the OS tunnel. LG are showing their Google (ie Android for TV) sets, but will the rest follow? More interestingly, will Microsoft announce a Smart TV OS based on Windows 8 for third party OEMs? This could see the Xbox look and feel arrive on a TV screen. Samsung make laptops with Windows8 so why not TVs?