MIPS Android Partnership Delivers Andriod Set-top Box
With the potential of being the platform for the next generation of internet-connected digital home, MIPS technology announced that it had started an Android early access program. The program allows key customers and partners access to MIPS Android technology, and to take Android into the digital home. At this year’s CE show MIPS along with other partners were able to demonstrate the world first Android-base set-top box.
At the show were Android prototype demonstration from Sigma Design, KDDI, Home Jini and Lemote. Lemote demonstrated their YeoLoong8089 netbook computer, using MIPS Loongson processor. The YeoLoong8089 according to Lemote, is the world first Laptop that contain completely free software.
Sigma Design was there to demonstrate the world first commercially available Android Set-top Box. The system features video-on-demand, Thinfree Office (word, spreadsheet, presentation) viewer software, web browser remote control/keyboard interface and 1080p HD video quality.
MIPS demonstrated a KDDI developed android-based IPTV set-top box. It supports multicasting, video-on-demand, digital rights management (DRM) and remote control user interface. Also at the show was a new software solution called “ConnecTV”. Developed by Home Jini, ConnecTV is licensable software that allows you to search and categorize online media content directly from a TV. You can also communicate with friends online from the comfort of your living room.