Android-Powered Media Streamer Debuting In China
Derek Walter for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online
A major Chinese cable and telecommunication provider is using an Android-powered, 18.5-inch touchscreen device for cloud-based, broadband Internet streaming.
The HMC3260 will be the main connection for what China’s WASU Digital Group calls “hybrid power coax networks.” These will connect customers to video, gaming, and other streaming content.
“The Motorola HMC3260 not only provides subscribers with a fast broadband connection, it also enables them to enjoy a range of cloud-based services provided by WASU, including games, high-definition television and movies, web browsing and more,” said Kevin Keefe, Vice President & regional general manager of Motorola‘s Home Division, Asia, in a statement. “The powerful touchscreen interface capitalizes on the power and flexibility of Android to enable WASU to differentiate itself from operators who only offer a pipeline for data. It is an important step toward our vision of a smart, simple, connected home.”
The devices will be running some flavor of Android, though it was not clear what that would be. Internal storage, specs, and many other details were also not available with the company’s release. Motorola did detail that it chose this particular device because of its ability to combine entertainment and other connectivity services in an attractive package.
Qiao Xiaoyan, a vice president of WASU Digital group, said in a statement that the company plans on using the device to further the company’s plans for investing in broadband services.
“Broadband is at the core of WASU’s growth strategy. The Cloud Broadband device enables subscribers to easily access and search the vast amount of video, music, and gaming content that WASU aggregates and manages for them in addition to regular cable television services.” she said. “Motorola Mobility’s Android-powered device creates an entertainment hub in the home, allowing our customers to manage their home entertainment via one attractive, simple-to-use interface.”