Name five devices that run on Google’s Android TV operating system. If you managed to do that without hurriedly running to a Google search, you are a rare breed. Ask the average user, even someone who is a longtime Android user, and you will probably get a blank stare.
There is something about smart TV sets that still hasn’t managed to break through to the mass market. Although there have been millions of Internet-connected TVs with their own built-in operating systems sold to consumers, the vast majority of those millions will probably only tell their friends that they have a “smart TV” or, if they are very brand-loyal, a “Samsung TV” or “LG TV.” It would be a very rare event for a conversation to come up, even among roughly-in-the-know tech heads, where you’ll find someone bragging about their “webOS TV” or their “Android TV.”
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