Some Panasonic TVs running FreeBSD

Android is becoming more and more popular. It is used in mobiles/cell phones, runs e-book readers, can be found in tablet computers etc etc, but Android is not just for smartphones anymore. A Swedish company has  unveiled the first Android-based TV and there’s been an announcement recently that it will be used in TVs.

But, don’t forget about FreeBSD. There are some indications that some Panasonic TVs use FreeBSD for the firmware for some of it’s plasma televisions (series VIERA G20 , G25 and VT).

Check the license agreement:

The Software (defined below) contains a number of individual copyrighted open source software programs, such as FreeBSD. Please refer to "Software Licence" menu on Product for applicable license terms.

Some users have also noticed that a UFS file system is created on external drives when recording videos to them.

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