It looks like China’s TCL isn’t just working with Google to grace its line of flat-screen TVs. The TV maker has just announced that its next line of Smart TVs will be powered by yet another well-known web brand — Opera. Indeed, TCL’s E5691, E5510, F3250 and F3500 series of HDTVs will be built on top of Opera’s devices SDK for Linux-based devices, and will feature Opera’s TV browser and TV Store. Aside from apps and the usual online entertainment options, Opera’s TV platform also seeks to offer an enhanced TV experience, so that you can check your Twitter stream while watching your favorite episode of Game of Thrones, for example. Other features of the new line of TCL sets include 3D viewing, multi-screen interaction and the ability to use your phone as a remote control. They’re slated to debut in Australia, Europe and Latin America later this year for a yet to be determined price, with no word on their North American presence. This is not the first time Opera has entered the Smart TV space, but TCL’s adoption does lend additional legitimacy to the company’s silver screen venture.
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Opera SDK to be the basis of TCL’s upcoming line of Smart TVs