The move, which is undoubtedly logical given the rest of the Android ecosystem and the lower power / noise options offered by ARM based devices currently, signals a renewed commitment to make Google TV access in the face of considerable adversity given the platform's lacklustre adoption to date.
The first devices based on ARM are expected to use the Armada 1500 chipset from former Intel subsidiary Marvell (how's about that for irony!) which offers...
- ARM v6/7-compatible PJ4B SMP superscalar dual-core CPU
- Award-winning Qdeo video processing technology with support for 3DTV
- Hardware-accelerated, dual-stream multi-standard, video decode and audio decode
- Low-power consumption enables fanless design
- Integrated Marvell dual-CPU SMP cores at 1.2 GHz
- Full suite of integrated peripherals (such as USB, Ethernet, HDMI, SATA, and SDIO)
That ticks all the boxes I want for my tellybox.
More technical deets can be found in the Armada 1500 product brief.
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