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And because many services already have Web sites that support HTML5 on the desktop, Gal said, those also should work on smart TVs through a browser.
Merwan Mereby, an executive with Panasonic Corp.'s interactive content business in North America, said that after years of developing its own proprietary technologies, Panasonic decided to embrace Firefox OS so that publishers and Web developers can bring content to the big screens more easily.
Still, there are challenges. Dixon said people tend to keep their TVs for several years. With a phone, upgrades are frequent enough that many users will have speedy enough processors to run the latest features. With TVs, he said, it's likely that older sets won't run all the latest apps, regardless of the system used.
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Posted: 2014-01-11 @ 1:59am PT
Your announcement about smart tv is nice and interesting. Thanks for sharing the details.