[mythtv-users] Android STB's?
aclose at gmail.com
Mon Mar 22 14:33:18 UTC 2010
On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 3:49 AM, Brian <coszmos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 6:02 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
>> In the "could be a step towards another front end approcah"
>> department, I found this via LXer.com:
>> Viosoft Corp. is shipping an Android development kit for MIPS-based
>> digital multimedia designs, with a special focus on IP set-top boxes
>> (STBs). The Android Adoption Kit combines Sigma Designs' SMP8654-based
>> Vantage 8654 Development Platform with a version of Viosoft's Arriba
>> IDE/Debugger optimized for Android on MIPS, says the company.
> It looks like there is some progress on this front:
> <late night rambles>
> I've been seeing a bunch of these development kits based on arm and atom
> running ubuntu at work. They all have accelerated graphics and are low
> power and fairly mature so it's only a matter of time until they hit the
> market.. These are tiny machines which can be embedded in any type of
> I refuse :) to ponder what impact these ubiquitous devices will have on our
> hobby. It will be interesting to see how a corporate entity that relies on
> ads deals with the presentation.
> I have a G1 and I'm still on the fence about everything. On one side I'm
> using my own custom firmware, but on the other hand I'm still using their
> services. I'm not sure if I want all of these services available on my tv,
> but it sure would be nice to ditch the cable company.
didn't Google, Intel and somebody else just announce another settopbox
alliance based on Android and the Atom processor? hopefully it will
be hackable. :)
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