Meego_TV_Browser_V0.2.odt (file size: 136 KB, MIME type: application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
1 Short expression of the need
TV industry and in particular IPTV has used browsers for years to create TV portals. In IPTV specialised companies such as ANT (Cambridge, UK), Opera (Oslo, Norway) or Access (Tokyo, Japan) are created specialised browser for these use cases. These specialised browsers were optimized for TV at the detriment of their possibility to surf the open internet. As today the requirement to browse the open internet is imposed on TV, there is a need to provide an “open internet” capable browser which can be integrated in a TV. A similar requirement exists for Tablet and this requirement set should also easily be translated for the Tablet domain.
The purpose of this document is to provide an understanding of a solution which could be used to deliver a browser adapted to TV. It addresses the managers who wish to understand the requirements and the constraints required for such a solution, as well as the developers who will have to deliver a working implementation. It does focus on an initial application for MeeGo TV but it has been designed with the vision of an expansion to MeeGo Tablet in a second phase.
The internet world has created browser for PC. Assuming not only a mouse and a keyboard, but also a 50 cm viewing with a multi windows presentation layer and a skilled human who drive the beast. Unfortunately, a TV has neither a keyboard or a mouse, the vision is done from 3m, there is no windowing concept and the Live TV presentation remains in control of the UI all the time. TV needs is a browser which address some critical issues. Controllable by an external application. Instant start Accept alternative input method Support HW accelerated Video This document explains the constraints introduced by these requirements and provides possible solutions and recommendations.
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