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Marvell to Introduce Wide Array of OPhones Built for the China Market


February 22, 2010

Marvell to Introduce Wide Array of OPhones Built for the China Market

By Raju Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor


Smart customers demand more from their smartphones, and companies are happy to oblige.
Today, a trendy smartphone offers features such as live content; rich media and video; and compelling 3D experiences. Catering to such customers who demand more, Marvell announced that the company introduced the widest array of OPhones built for the massive China market at Mobile World Congress.

OPhone OS is a mobile operating system that runs on the Linux kernel. OPhone OS is linux-based smartphone software based on open source software and mobile internet technologies.
The Linux-based OPhone running on Android (News - Alert) is developed by China Mobile and is based on China's Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access standard. Marvell has helped the company to build than 90 percent of all OPhones shipped since launch last September.
Marvell (News - Alert) is proud to have been an early technology partner to China Mobile on the development of the OPhone smartphone and we are delighted to see the rapid and broad adoption of China's TD-SCDMA standard,' Weili Dai, Marvell's co-founder and vice president and general manager of Marvell semiconductor's consumer and computing business unit, said. 'The OPhone delivers what consumers today want most.”
Marvell has recently announced new developments in cellular silicon technology with the new Pantheon communication processors. These processors facilitate development of sleeker, high performance smartphones with HD-quality, live instant video, voice, data and 3D graphics for gaming. The Pantheon 920 helps make smartphones far more affordable than feature phones as it is the world's first solution with a built-in TD-SCDMA platform solution.
The company also launched the ARMADA 618 application processor for next generation HD-capable smartphones. This latest addition to the ARMADA family of application processors offers a CPU core with PC-class performance. The ARMADA 618 application processor features integrated 1080p full-HD encode and decode, an integrated ISP capable of 16MP image capturean integrated audio processing engine for extremely low power audio playback.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney

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