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MIPS Technologies is hoping Google's Android OS can find fame and fortune outside the mobile world where Google hasn't set its sights on making a device of its own (yet). The California-based chip designer plans to trot out what it reckons will be the first commercially available set-top boxes based on the Android OS, along with …

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Big Brother

Oh no!

Really starting to get scared of Google now. They will soon be everywhere from your phone to your PC to your TV.

I know they don't reckon to Do Evil - but what is it they say about Absolute Power?

Seriously though looks to me like in IT/Comms Google with be THE story of the the 20teens....

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Big Brother

Eh?

Seems that the big story of 2010 will be <insert failing company name> ports Android to <insert archaic hardware platform>. Not that it's a big story - only the Googlanoia around here makes it so.

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Go

I wouldn't be so sure that MIPS is failing

They're in plenty of routers and the Sony PSP. They don't have the media presence (or probably performance) of ARM though.

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Anonymous Coward

I'm only interested if...

... I can run hulu and netflix on it.

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re: Eddie Edwards -- and MIPS as archaic

As DH said, MIPS is in lots of things around you.

More importantly, the MIPS architecture is the foundation of

the indigenous microprocessor industry in the People's Republic of China.

That's a huge available market.

<check out the many recent stories about the PRC's MIPS

based netbook. The PRC wants a degree of independence from

the major x86 producers. MIPS is a rational choice for an ISA

given the comparatively simpler design challenges. >

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