Motorola has unveiled a new TV operating system concept to overhaul how we can access everything that an internet-connected telly can provide.
The DreamGallery has been designed to be “easy of the eyes and easy to use”, with simplified menus, interactive graphics and search tools that can adjust to viewers’ preferences. This will enable the platform to offer personalised recommendations for new content.
The work-in-progress was shown at the Cable Show trade expo in Boston, USA, reports Venture Beat. The platform is powered by Motorola’s Medios cloud-based system. The company aims to make the technology available to makers of TVs, set-top boxes and other media players.
The system can also aggregate content from computers, tablets and smartphones on your network as well as fetching media from TV broadcasters, video on demand (including paid-for services like Netflix) and other internet sources. Go here to see a video demo.
There’s no doubt that the user interfaces of most Smart TVs are cluttered and unintuitive, but for DreamGallery to flourish and develop, Motorola would need to get a number of manufacturers on board to use its new system. And It is already a crowded market.
There is also the looming prospect of Google TV, which is now in a position to be adopted by some of the biggest brands, such as Sony, Samsung and LG.
Ironically, Motorola is being taken over by Google, so we assume the work on DreamGallery was started some time ago as a totally separate project to Google TV. Perhaps any companies yet to be swayed by Google TV could opt for this instead or, failing that, some of DreamGallery’s concepts could be woven into Google TV?
Via Venture Beat