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Android port to MIPS completed

Jun 04, 2009, 23:02 (0 Talkback[s])

"Announced in April, the MIPS implementation of the open-source Android stack should continue to extend Android beyond smartphones. Android netbooks and MIDs have already been announced, and yesterday, Qualcomm announced its Android-compatible ARM/Snapdragon-based "smartbook" platform.

"EA's MIPS port for Android is aimed at an even wider range of devices, including STBs, portable media players (PMPs), mobile Internet devices (MIDs), digital TVs, automotive infotainment systems, medical devices, home automation appliances, SOHO networking devices, and instrumentation and industrial control, says the company.

"The Android port is initially targeted at the RMI (Raza Microelectronics) Alchemy-family processors and specificially the low-power, multimedia-ready Au1250 system-on-chip (SoC). However, it will eventually be modified to support MIPS-based SoCs from other vendors, says EA. Additional MIPS processors targeting consumer electronics, and STBs especially, are offered by vendors ranging from Sigma to Broadcom."

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