LG Electronics today announced that its Google TVs will be
updated with the latest version of the Android 4.2.2 Jelly
Bean operating system (OS).
LG is showcasing Google TVs with the new operating system at
the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco this
Available in the third quarter, the update will enable
Owners of the LG Google TVs to enjoy more applications,
including games that provide a greater level of
interactivity and advanced graphics.
In addition to boosting overall performance, the latest
Jelly Bean update supports the Android Native Development
Kit (NDK), so LG Google TV owners can have a diverse
selection of apps to choose from. Smartphone apps designed
using the NDK will run on LG Google TV with little to no
modifications. With NDK compatibility, users can now play
more games on the bigger LG Google TV screen.
Users will also benefit from LG's remote control options,
which will make it easier to interact with the content
available on LG Google TV. In addition to the functionality
of its Magic Remote Qwerty, LG will introduce a free remote
control app that can turn any Android smartphone or tablet
into a two-handed, touch-sensitive game controller.
The latest update will also include LG's patented "3D Game
Changer" - a feature that produces an effect by displaying
2D games in enhanced 3D mode, for an effect previously
available only in movies filmed with 3D equipment.
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean will be available as an
over-the-air download for existing LG Google TVs in the
United States starting in the third quarter.