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People of Lava launch world's first Android TV

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 06 April 2010, 05:45 Hrs   |    4 Comments
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Sweden: Sweden's People of Lava has beaten everyone in the chase to launch the world's first fully interactive internet TV. Following the launch at IFA Berlin in September, the new People of Lava "Scandinavia" will hit the stores, complete with Full-HD LED display and a fully integrated Android platform. But starting already early summer, selected early users will be able purchase and evaluate the Scandinavia TV through a beta-test program. And discussions are already ongoing with potential future partners and developers for content and media.

"Think of it as a device that provides all the functionality that you would expect from an Android smart phone, combined with the quality and definition you demand of a high-end Full-HD LED TV set," says Christian Svantesson, Co-founder and CEO of People of Lava.

The Scandinavia Android TV will first be released in a 42" version, followed by 47" and 55" versions. Its Android platform and internet capabilities provide a wide range of functionalities, including Android TV applications such as YouTube, Google Maps, Weather, Time, Calendar, and Internet Browser. Users can download Apps, both free and from coming App-store. The android TV provides access to social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter, and let you send email as well. It also has USB connections to use external storage and other features.

The company claims that the materials used for this have never been used in televisions before - a nearly natural material, with a very deep gloss, and hard as stone, otherwise mainly found in exclusive kitchen and yachts. This is the first TV to be built in Sweden for several decades and People of Lava have set up their own assembly-line at their offices in Stenungsund, outside of Gothenburg.

The price of the Scandinavia 42" will be between 1,20,000 and 1,50,000 at the global sales-start in September.

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Reader's comments(4)
1: Any idea on what CPU core this has ARM or MIPS.. Do they support FullHD 1080i playback in Android .. Clearly this would mean they have modified Android Media Framework (I am not sure how will this affect other Android Media related Apps).. hmm ..
Posted by:Sachin - 26 Apr, 2010
2: It's so Sleek.. Realy impressive..
Posted by:Venkatx5 - 06 Apr, 2010
3: Android TV? Wow...well if there can be Android based microwave then i guess TV was just due to come
Posted by:Sonia - 06 Apr, 2010
Good one Sonia.
Technology has no limits. No wonder if Android is gonna replace all the electronics goods.... Long way to go Android...

Vivek Replied to: Sonia - 07 Apr, 2010