A Swedish company will be the first to sell an internet-connected, Android-based TV set. The TV, named People of Lava, will also be the first television made in Sweden for decades.
The TV is set to enter beta-testing in early Summer, and other than size and price, tech-specs are still to be finalized. The first model will have a 42-inch high-definition LED screen and cost between $2,000 and $2,500 ($2,700 and $3,400). This will be followed by 47 and 55-inch models.
An internet-connected TV (or a Google TV), allowing things like YouTube, Netflix and Hulu to stream straight to the big screen. The People of Lava TV will come with an Internet Browser, Google Maps, Weather, Time, Calendar, and you’ll be able to grab more apps (such as Twitter and Facebook). The first Android-Based Television is definitely the future, however, all these apps require a keyboard, and if you’re going to grab a keyboard, why not just grab your laptop or smartphone?!