ARM may be hogging the limelight these days with its designs for low power chips used in everything from tablets to smartphones to cable boxes. But ARM isn’t the only game in town. Chip designer MIPS recently announced that it’s working to port Google Android 3.0 to run on devices with MIPS architecture.
Google hasn’t yet released the source code for Android 3.0 Honeycomb to the public, but the company is working with some hardware partners, and it turns out MIPS is one of them.
That means tablets, televisions, set-top boxes, and other products with MIPS-based chips may soon be able to take advantage of Honeycomb code.
The operating system is designed primarily with tablet computer in mind, but MIPS says by working with Honeycomb code, it will be able to “accelerate development of tablets and Google TV products.”