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MIPS to debut Android-based netbook and set-top boxes

CES 2010: MIPS Technology will be exhibiting its catalog of Android-based devices, further proving that Google's OS is developing a strong presence among many different types of gadgets.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor on

MIPS Technology will be exhibiting its new catalog of Android-based devices at CES 2010 this week, further proving that Google's OS is developing a strong presence among many different types of gadgets.

Their line-up includes the world's first Android-run set-top boxes (quite a day for those things), starting with a currently-unnamed MIPS-Based STB that will include video-on-demand, ThinkFree Office software (Word, Spreadsheet, Presentation), web browser and remote control keyboard and 1080p HD quality video.

The second set is an Android-based IPTV set-top box, featuring multicasting, video-on-demand, remote control user interface, and digital rights management requirements.

MIPS will also be showing off one of the first netbooks run by Android OS: the Lemote YeeLoong8089, which will be powered by a MIPS-Based Loongson processor. It is also said to be the world's first laptop with completely free software.

There isn't much word on prices or release dates yet, but hopefully we'll hear something concrete this week.

MIPS worked with a number of different partners on their new projects, including Western Mediabridge and Sigma Designs on the set-top box, Lemote Technology on the netbook and KDDI R&D Labs on the IPTV set-box. And since the Android OS has been primarily developed towards smartphones in the past, MIPS and friends made some tweaks for their innovations.

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