Android IPTV set-top features 802.11ac, Marvell SoC

Swisscom released a “Swisscom TV 2.0” set-top box that runs Android 4.2.2 on a Marvell Armada 1500 Plus SoC, and also features a Marvell 802.11ac WiFi chip. Announced by Marvell as a double design win, the Swisscom TV 2.0 set-top box (STB) runs on the Armada 1500 Plus system-on-chip unveiled by Marvell back in December.

The SoC is an upgrade to the Armada 1500, which was the designated SoC for Google TV 2.0 set-tops and smart TVs. It is expected that the Armada 1500 Plus will be one of the principle SoC pairings with the upcoming successor to GoogleTV, rumored to be called Android TV. However, it is also likely Google will work with a variety of SoC platforms as part of a move to loosen up previous Google TV requirements that many vendors found too restricting.

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