The increased popularity of the Android (News - Alert) platform today and adoption of Android-powered devices is changing the communications and consumer electronics landscape.
In the U.S., research indicates Android has become the largest smartphone platform - capturing over 17 percent share of the worldwide market.
Along with this growth, IP connectivity in today’s households is also increasing quickly.
Together, these two markets have created a whole new world of opportunities for IPTV (News - Alert) manufacturers who can make use of Android to develop delivery platforms and device agnostic Internet TV solutions.
In addition, Internet TV technologies and new business models present significant opportunities for established service providers to create an enriched personalized viewing experience.
During a recent TMC (News - Alert) webinar, “Leveraging Android to Deliver Innovative IPTV Solutions,” sponsored by Aricent (News - Alert), attendees heard about the ways in which the Android platform can be leveraged to develop innovative Internet TV solutions and the key considerations shaping it.
Guest presenters included Sunil Bhatia, Technology Architect, Mobile Device Solutions at Aricent; Nelson Lee, Vice President, Corporate Sales Marketing Division, Silicon Integrated Systems and Suriya Mohan, Senior Technology Architect at Aricent.
The Webinar focused specifically on equipment manufacturers and platform vendors and key components of hardware and software design as well as best practices and innovative Internet TV applications.
During the event, Lee introduced the SiS Internet TV platform to the audience and noted its current relevancy as cloud computing becomes more and more popular.
Lee walked attendees through the evolution of the TV and noted that Internet TV is now transforming the home media center.
Sunil and Suriya also reviewed flow control and offered their knowledge on Internet TV for the Android architecture.
Check out the archived version of this event HEREStefania Viscusi is an assignment editor for TMCnet, covering voice and Voice over IP technologies. She also oversees production of TMCnet's e-Newsletters in the areas of Internet telephony and speech technology. To read more of Stefania's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi