People of Lava’s ‘Scandinavia’ HDTV Packs Android

Posted Wed Apr 7, 2010 at 09:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery

Yes, there’s an Android TV coming to the market. Yes, there’s also a company called ‘People of Lava.’

You’ve got to hand it to Sweden. It’s a relatively small country with a lot to offer. It was the home of Ingmar Bergman, ABBA, and even Tor Johnson. Gothenburg, Sweden was the birthplace of the melodic death metal made famous(ish) by Dark Tranquility, At The Gates and InFlames. It’s also the country that gave us IKEA, Skype, and delightful candy fish.

The latest from Sweden is a television from the company People of Lava. It’s an odd name, but it’s also a bit of an odd set. It’s a fully LED backlit LCD display powered by Android technology. It’s got a great design, and hides cords beautifully. They call this set the Scandinavia.

It will initially launch in a 42” size for a price somewhere between $2,500 and $3,250 chock full of open source goodness. The Scandinavia will have access to Facebook, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube right off the bat, but since anyone can make Android apps, expect it to fill up fast.

The television launches in September for Swedish customers. There’s no word on a US release yet, but hopefully we’ll see something similar in the near future.

Source: People of Lava

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