Android on the Big Screen: Headed to 55″ LED TV


Android has been getting around on a lot of devices lately, leaving its smartphone roots for tablets, a speculated Google set-top box, and a 42″ HD TV. You can add one more piece of glass to that list with the announcement of a monster 55″ HD LED TV powered by Android and designed by Korean company NCPG. Also available will be 42″ and 47″ versions.


The set will be powered by a 833 MHz Cortex 8A chipset, and will feature connections for USB, HDMI, S-Video, Component video, and DVI. The backlit LED will run at 120Hz. The kicker here is the set will only come running Android 1.5, so it seems it may be a while before we see a TV with the latest and greatest version of Android (The earlier named set runs the marginal improvement of 1.6).

No word on any sort of bundled apps or if the Android Market will make an appearance, and the set won’t be available in the U.S. just yet. You can expect to find it in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Poland, Australia, and Dubai at an as yet undisclosed point in the future.

[via Akihabara News]

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  1. I can finally google search for porn from the comfort of my living room. the future is here my friends.

  2. There is a small typo in the article – it’s cortex A8 not 8A

  3. imagine playing raging thunder on this lol!

  4. Wow, this should give Samsung, Sony et al a run for their money. I like the Android OS, although it’s not as polished as the iPhone OS, its versatility will triumph in the long run I suspect.

  5. Its much easier, cheaper, and more functional to simply connect a cheap deaktop to an HDTV via HDMI. Just add a wireless keyboard and mouse and you have a powerful PC on your HDTV rather than very limited functions

  6. @LED HD: How dare you: comparing a locked-down, for-their-custom-hardware-only OS as Apple’s with an Open-Sourced alternative! Ts… Ts…

  7. @Zen of Linux … hey I’m the first to point out that Apple’s aversion to health competition sucks. Look at the row with Adobe – talk about biting the hand that saved your a**.

  8. currently, there are no TRUE LEDtv these days but they are actually LED backlit LCD tvs ::

  9. LED TVs have much better contrast and color compared to traditional LCDs -;:

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