First Android-based TV from People of Lava. Wait, who?

The Swedish company's first Android 1.5-run effort will be a 42-inch full-HD backlit LED set that'll go into beta testing this summer and go on sale in September, followed by 47-inch and 55-inch sets soon after.

People of Lava

I'd normally be on the fence about the utility of an Android-based television set like the Scandinavia (above), but if it's made by a company called People of Lava it has to be pretty awesome, right? Or at least ridiculous?

People of Lava

Fortunately, Scandinavia looks like a little bit of both. The Swedish company's first Android 1.5-run effort will be a 42-inch, full-HD backlit LED set that'll go into beta testing this summer and go on sale in September, followed by 47-inch and 55-inch sets soon after.

It'll ship with apps like Facebook, YouTube, Google Maps, and Twitter, along with a Web browser and e-mail client, while further apps will be available from the People of Lava App Store.

So a couple of potential hold-ups here. Just how populated do we expect the People of Lava App Store to be? And even if they do get the quantity up, how many of those apps would I actually use? YouTube, sure. Weather, absolutely. But I can't really picture myself Tweeting from my TV. As Wired points out, once a keyboard gets involved, I'm headed to my phone or laptop.

That being said, the lure of telling people I've got People of Lava in my living room might be too great to resist.

This story originally appeared on Gizmodo.

 

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