Tuesday, August 4, 2009

MIPS Technologies Positions Android for Digital Home

MIPS Technologies is working to position the Android OS for digital home applications such as set-top boxes, digital TVs, mobile internet devices (MIDs), home media players and VoIP systems. The company is making the source code for running Android on the MIPS platform publicly available. and has initiated an Early Access Program for a small group of key customers who will have access to specific hardware and code optimizations before they are publicly available.

"Android presents a compelling value proposition in bringing internet connectivity and a broad range of applications to MIPS-based digital home devices. We are working closely with customers and partners to ensure that critical technologies are available for developers to take advantage of Android for consumer electronics," said Art Swift, vice president of marketing, MIPS Technologies.

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