People of Lava Scandinavia Android HDTV beats Google TV to the punch

Google are still apparently plugging away at their Google TV projectbig name snubs notwithstanding – but a Swedish company reckons they're already delivering Android-powered functionality in a standalone HDTV.  People of Lava's Scandinavia Android TV is a 42-inch Full HD 1080p set with three HDMI ports, a DVB-T digital TV tuner and USB connectivity, but more interestingly it runs Android 1.5 on an 833MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor.

People of Lava have apparently done some Android customization of their own, in the shape of the unusually titled "Scandinavia Window to the World"; that allows for the usual YouTube, Google Maps, Weather, Time, Calendar and App Store access, along with multimedia playback.  The company are also creating their own App Store, presumably for titles specifically tailored for an HD display.  Control is via remote and a wireless keyboard, and you can use the USB port to plug in other peripherals too.

The 42-inch Scandinavia will be followed by 47-inch and 55-inch versions, though so far all we know is that the first HDTV will be priced at around $2,500.  No sign of it for sale at present.

[via CrunchGear]