Monday, January 2, 2012

Russian company starts Android based TV service

A Russian company known as NetUP has started a novel and latest TV set that works on Android 2.2. This TV permits users to access IPTV features such as surfing, social networking, gaming, YouTube, Skype, Google Maps and such other applications exclusive of using the normal set top box.

The TV set has been by now tested and its incorporated Android based IP STB supports the following technical distinctiveness:

  • CPU: 1 GHz SAMSUNG S5PV210
  • Flash memory: 1 GB
  • RAM: 512MB DDR-2 RAM
  • Interfaces: 2 x USB, SD/MMC Card Reader, HDMI In, Ethernet 10/100 Mbps
  • Video formats: H.264/MPEG2 up to 1080p 30fps
  • Supported containers: RAW/UDP/TS multicast, RTP/RTSP, MP4, AVI
  • Audio formats: MPEG2 audio, AAC, AC-3, MP3
  • Supported devices: Wi-Fi USB adapter, GPS USB module
  • OS: Android 2.2

An Android based TV may immediately churn out to be an excellent solution for hotels and residences. In case of using normal IP STB, two devices such as TV and IP STB that are controlled by two different remotes are required in most cases. An Android based IP TV contradicts the requirement of having detached remotes; it offers a much enhanced interface at the same time as appropriate lucrative for the owners.