MIPS porting Android 3.0 Honeycomb platform

MIPS Technologies is no stranger to Android. As a matter of fact, the company was showing off few MIPS-powered smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile OS during this year’s CES. Now they’ve announced that “mastering” Android 3.0 Honeycomb platform is their (logical) next step.

MIPS Technologies is porting the latest version of Android to the MIPS architecture as we speak. As a result, MIPS licensees will benefit from accelerated development of tablets and Google TV products based on the MIPS architecture.

Unfortunately no dates were given. However when you think just how tablet market is getting increasingly competitive, it’s safe to assume MIPS and its licensees are working round the clock to make Honeycomb products a reality.

We do have the words of Art Swift, who is the vice president of marketing and business development at MIPS Technologies. He said: “Android opened the door for MIPS to enter the mobile market, and we recently showed the first MIPS-Based handsets and tablets. We are excited to continue our work with Android and enable our licensees to quickly bring to market next-generation products with Honeycomb.”

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