Electronic Design

Companies Demonstrate Prototypes For Google's Android

On opening day of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Texas Instruments was among a handful of companies to demonstrate prototype devices for Google's Android mobile phone platform. TI's demonstrated two products: a prototype handset based on its OMAP850 processor and an OMAP3430 processor-based Zoom Mobile Development Kit from Logic PD. Both demonstrations deliver high-performance multimedia and sophisticated user interfaces over the Android platform. TI's user interface will provide easy access to applications like web browsers, email, messaging, and video with the help of its WiLink WLAN and BlueLink Bluetooth technology. Other companies expected to demonstrate Android prototypes include ARM, T-Mobile, and Motorola. Android is an open platform for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware, and key applications. It was designed to alleviate development challenges that handset customers and handset silicon vendors face as they attempt to bring differentiated solutions to market.

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