April 19, 2010 -- today announced successful porting of a big-endian version of the Android platform for the MIPS architecture. Companies can now leverage the power of Android for both big-endian and little-endian versions of MIPS processors for their SOCs targeting devices such as digital TVs (DTVs), set-top boxes (STBs) and a range of other applications in the digital home and beyond.
"We are pleased to welcome RT-RK to the MIPS Alliance program, and applaud the porting services they are providing for SOCs leveraging Android on the MIPS architecture," said Art Swift, Vice President of Marketing, MIPS Technologies. "With Android, OEMs can quickly and cost-effectively create rich new internet-connected devices. A range of MIPS licensees are poised to benefit from the work of RT-RK."
The big-endian version of Android is available immediately and includes support for select MIPS-Based platforms. The source code will be publicly available on www.mipsandroid.org.
Porting services for Android on DTVs and STBs will be available from RT-RK for other MIPS-Based platforms within the next 60 days.