However, after a bit of digging around, I have found a new report from ETNews in Korea that seems to suggest that a more integrated TV user experience will be one of the new Android 4.4 Kitkat features.
The report mentions that Google are wanting to put more focus into the smart TV market, and that the Android 4.4 update will open new avenues for the Google owned mobile OS to take control of the living room.
This seems to follow a recent report about Google rebranding their “Google TV” to Android TV, so it would make sense that future Android updates, including 4.4 Kitkat, integrate more TV related features into the Android ecosystem.
Whilst we don’t exactly know what the new TV integration in 4.4 Kitkat will actually do, at the very least it should make the operating system work more efficiently on large screen TVs through remote viewing or HDMI output.
Google seem keen to make Android more of a presence in the living room, so it will be interesting to see whether there will be any more TV-related Android 4.4 Kitkat features. So far, the smart TV market is quite young, and all of the big smartphone and mobile game players are all rushing to the market without any real direction or innovative ideas to give themselves an advantage over their competitors.
Hopefully with the new update, it will become easy to view media from our smartphone on our living room TVs with the press of a button, and I truly hope this kind of service becomes available for standard televisions, and not just smart TVs.