[mythtv-users] Android STB's?
jaw1959 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 22 17:27:12 UTC 2010
On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 1:17 PM, Marc Randolph <mrand at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 9:33 AM, Andrew Close <aclose at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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
> >> device.
> >> I refuse :) to ponder what impact these ubiquitous devices will have on
> >> hobby. It will be interesting to see how a corporate entity that relies
> >> ads deals with the presentation.
> >> I have a G1 and I'm still on the fence about everything. On one side
> >> using my own custom firmware, but on the other hand I'm still using
> >> services. I'm not sure if I want all of these services available on my
> >> but it sure would be nice to ditch the cable company.
> >> </rambles>
> >> Cheers,
> >> Brian
> > didn't Google, Intel and somebody else just announce another settopbox
> > alliance based on Android and the Atom processor? hopefully it will
> > be hackable. :)
> I assume you're talking about Intel and Nokia... I don't think it
> included Google:
> "Intel and Nokia are merging their open source Linux operating systems
> to create a MeeGo OS, designed for mobile devices ranging from
> handhelds to netbooks. Hosted by the Linux Foundation, MeeGo builds
> upon the core from the Intel-backed Moblin technology and adds Nokia's
> Maemo middleware elements, as well as Nokia's Qt application
> (from http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/Intel-and-Nokia-MeeGo/)
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