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HD Video Playback for the Android Platform


ZiiLABS has announced that it will demonstrate media acceleration capabilities enabling HD video playback for Google's Android open platform with its ZiiLABS ZMS-05 media processor and platforms. ZiiLABS will unveil the demonstration at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week.

The Android platform is a software stack for mobile devices including an operating system, middleware, and key applications. ZiiLABS ZMS Processors work with Android to provide media acceleration for media-rich devices, purportedly offering HD video playback up to 1080p on handheld devices will be available on the Android platform. ZiiLABS is committed to enabling its OEM and ODM customers the choice to deliver media-rich mobile platforms based on Android. The Company expects to release its Android platform to OEM partners during the summer of 2009.

Tim Lewis, director of marketing for ZiiLABS, said, "Last month at the Consumer Electronics Show, we launched the ZMS-05 based upon our StemCell Computing architecture. We are now expanding our support beyond our existing SDK to anyone who wishes to leverage the Android platform. At CES, we demonstrated how HD video playback at 1080p can work on a handheld platform now, a feat which has been reported to only be achievable five years from now. By building upon our existing Linux SDK and optimized libraries, we can take full advantage of the highly efficient, scalable ZMS architecture to deliver media-rich Android platforms with unprecedented acceleration, including HD video playback and advanced graphics."

A public demonstration and images of the ZiiLABS ZMS-05 media processor powering Android will be available on February 16 on the company's website.


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