"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."