IFA 2010: World's first Android TV revealed by People of Lava Sweden- VIDEO

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Whilst the official launch of Google TV may be just around the corner, People of Lava Sweden have jumped the gun at this year’s IFA, claiming a world-first with their Scandinavia Android powered TV. Check it out in the video above.

Set for a worldwide launch before the year is out, you’ll be able to pick up the full HD screen in 42, 47 and 55 inch sizes. 3 HDMI ports sit on the rear, plus composite and scart connections, with media playback also possible through USB ports.

From the off you have access to a fairly robust web browser, which supports zooming and multiple windows open simultaneously across the screen. Out of the box you’ll also get apps for YouTube, Google Maps and a Calendar, with more available from the Android App store. Push and POP 3 email is also supported.

Though we were told by technical director Mathias Andolfsson that the OS can be upgraded over the web, according to the company’s website it’s only running Android 1.5, aka Cupcake out of the box, which may turn some people off.

It’s all controlled by a palm-sized wireless keyboard-come-remote control, which features a full QWERTY set up, cursor keys, application shortcuts and Wii-like onscreen cursor control.

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Gerald Lynch
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