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LG, Philips, Sharp Team Up For TV Apps Development

9/01/2011 02:25:54 PM Eastern

Berlin, Germany -LG Electronics, Philips and Sharp issued a joint
statement before the start of IFA, here, that they have agreed to work jointly
to ramp up applications for Internet-powered televisions.

The three companies will create software development kits for
distribution to third-party developers to write TV applications.

LG said that although the three companies use different operating
systems in the smart TVs, establishing a common technology standard for
building applications will help them run compatibly on the various sets.