For items that have no direct interface for the end user, apart from basic functionality, why bother with something you don't control.
2020 probably won’t be the year of the Linux desktop, but it’ll be the year Huawei starts aggressively rolling out its Harmony OS operating system, according to a company spokesperson. Harmony OS is a microkernel-based operating system, which will provide much of the underpinning of Huawei’s future product lineup, ranging from …
It's probably helpful from a continuity perspective as well. Rather than design new platforms based on Linux or Android every time they start making a new smart television, they can stick with this and reuse some code. That is if they remember they've got that code, which has not been a hallmark of other IoT manufacturers.
That said, I wonder how much code can profitably be shared between a smartwatch and a television. While the kernel could be copied, the smartwatch has the problems of limited processing and very limited battery life, while the television is connected directly to the mains and has an excuse for a much more powerful processor. That doesn't mean they can't use exactly the same kernel for both, but one designed for a television might put heavy pressure on a watch's battery and one designed to preserve the resources of a watch might not be as snappy as users of a television would like.
I don't know why but this makes me think of a quote like "In Communist China, TV watches YOU..." ..... bombastic bob
How difficult is it to secrete a camera inside a TV enabled to record and cast everything it sees and hears?
And would it surprise you if you discovered it to be true, or would you just accept it as normal and a logical progression for mass population command and control?
IIRC Samsung SmartTVs have been doing that for a number of years. I think LG as well.
For example: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/09/if-you-have-a-smart-tv-take-a-closer-look-at-your-privacy-settings.html and elsewhere
Icon because it only does so with the best of intentions.
In Communist China, TV watches YOU
As opposed to "In Corporate America (well, all of the world these days really), anything that has ever had anything to do with Google watches you, listens to you, tells its corporate masters about you, follows you around, looks over your shoulder as you browse the internet, reads your texts and emails, checks what you buy and where you bought it, notes when you turn your lights and heating on and off, watches who visits you and generally tries to turn you in to a commodity"?
A TV that watches me and tells the Chinese? Well it can watch me try to care less than I currently do.
I wonder if you'll be able to watch videos of Tiananmen square  on it, or, if doing so, lands you in a room filled with caged rats and a life thereafter drinking Victory gin.
 A massive square in Beijing noted for the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong and nothing else. No, nothing at all.
I wonder if you'll be able to watch videos of Tiananmen square...
I had a conversation with a younger (mid-30s) coworker about the subject. He had never heard of it. The reason it came up was I was there immediately prior and was talking with someone who was a student there at the time, comparing notes. Our education system has failed us massively if this sort of thing is simply ignored.
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