The obsession to browse the Internet anytime, anywhere, has lead to a new breed of connected consumer electronic devices powered by the Android mobile operating system. More than an operating system for mobile phones, Android can now be found in home gateways, set top boxes, multimedia phones, tablets, and even TVs.
DSP Group's XpandR chip is the world's only system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution supporting both Wi-Fi and DECT, and the first chip-set to support Android for home phones. DSP Group's XpandR chip-set multimedia capabilities and support of Android enable consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers to develop a wide range of innovative, yet cost effective products with fast time to market.
Android powers more than mobile phone
Developed by the Open Handset Alliance (OHA), “Android was designed from the beginning to work across a variety of devices from phones to set-top boxes to netbooks,” according to Sundar Pichai, Vice President, Product Management, Google.
As a result, several operators have made Android a central part of their strategy to provide a whole family of devices. T-Mobile has announced the intent to launch Android mobile phones, home phones and tablets, and Japanese service provider KDDI has announced an Android-based home gateway.
Consumer product manufacturers are also on board. Recent announcements include Motorola's multimedia phone, JVC's Android TV, and netbooks by Asustek and Acer. More than 10,000 Android applications are currently available including the capability to access an Amazon MP3 collection and then play it on a PC, Mac or any other MP3 player.
DSP Group as part of the Android ecosystem
DSP Group is collaborating with several consumer product manufacturers to create a whole new generation of Android-based cordless phones. In Q1 2010, one of these devices will be launched under the name of a Fortune 100 North American consumer product manufacturer.
In addition to bringing Android to the home phone, DSP Group will leverage its XpandR chip capabilities to enable a full range of always on, always connected devices, as part of the new Android ecosystem.