A Google TV exists!
It appears rumors of a Google TV are somewhat true, as Swedish company People Of Lava have announced a new LED-backlit HDTV based on Android 1.5. This is the same operating system used on many cellphones and media tablets, fully open source, and supported by Google.
The People Of Lava set, called the Scandinavia, will first ship in a 42-inch display size followed by 47- and 55-inch units. All of the sets display 1080p resolution, ship with YouTube, Google Maps, a web browser and other web-connected features, run on a 833 MHz Arm Cortex processor, and include a wireless keyboard and optional USB slots.
The Scandinavia will also have access to an app store, much like the one available for Android cellphones, though this one won't be run by Google.
Surprisingly, the 42-inch Scandinavia will cost $2500--a ton of money considering the Android operating system costs People Of Lava nothing to license. Not sure I'd shell out that much money, even though an Android-based TV sounds pretty cool.
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Posted by Justin Davey at April 5, 2010 6:25 PM