Daily Archives: September 5, 2011

LG is keen to achieve common specificationsFresh standards are being established for smart TVs as television manufacturers and service providers cater to increasing consumer demand for internet-delivered content and apps in the living room.

At this month’s IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Sony is demonstrating a simpler version of the Google TV service, being made available next year outside the US for the first time, while LG, Philips and Sharp announced the first alliance of TV makers to establish common specifications for TV apps.

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Tech news from around the web:

Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores in the US are poised to take pre-orders for Apple’s iPhone 5 starting this week with the handset arriving in the first week of October, according to BGR. US mobile group Sprint will be carrying the iPhone 5 at launch. 9to5Mac, meanwhile, reports that Apple has begun iOS5 and iCloud training at its retail stores to coincide with the iPhone5′s unveiling. Read more