Jan 7th, 2010

Want to browse the web while watching your favorite show? Or how about post a tweet or update your facebook status without ever leaving the comfort of your own sofa?


MIPS Technologies has announced, from CES, the capabilities to run set top boxes, Blu ray DVD players, and others on an Android platform. We showed you the other day that Android will soon be capable of running various appliances.

Western Mediabridge Inc. and Sigma Designs will demonstrate the first Android set top box at CES with such capabilities as video-on-demand, Word, Spreadsheet, Slide Show Presentation viewer software, web browser, all while maintaining a clear crisp 1080p video quality.

“With Sigma Designs’ and MIPS Technologies’ industry-leading performance and Android’s open and flexible platform, our Android-based STB is one of the most innovative STB solutions in the market. We anticipate there will be a lot of Android-based products and applications in the near future which will be connected to each other. Our belief is that the Android set-top box will be positioned as a main device among in-home Android-based multimedia devices. We will continue to add more applications, making a more feature-rich Android set-top box,” said Ernest Bang, president and CEO of Western Mediabridge Inc.

I don’t know about you but being able to surf the web, watch tv, and post to Phandroid all from the comfort of my sofa in my sweatpants sounds great to me!