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CES 2012: Samsung's Smart Hub goes full HD; adds Angry Birds and same-day DVD releases

Samsung Smart TV

Samsung says it will hit 20 million Smart TV app downloads later this month and there's a newly designed interface and fresh content to celebrate.

After hitting 10 million app downloads in October last year, Samsung expects to reach 20 million any day.

For 2012 there will be a newly designed Smart Hub, now in full HD, and support for voice and motion control for an easier to navigate interface.

The Smart Hub now supports multitasking too, allowing you to toggle between websites and apps and download multiple applications at the same time.

New content will include the all-conquering Angry Birds, while the new Media Hub app - seen on portable devices - will offer on-demand movies on the same day that they come to DVD.

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Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.