We’ve seen the Android platform being adopted for TVs, deployed with a netbook and even a gaming console, and through the Motorola HMC3260 device’s launch in China, the platform will serve as an AIO desktop as well. This rig is dubbed as Cloud Broadband by WASU, an operator in the country through which it’s available.
The cloud computer is said to provide users with access to a wide catalog of content including digital TV, movies, games, apps and other DOCSIS-based services. The interface employed here is designed to be intuitive for easy navigation. A customized version of the Android 2.3.4 OS is incorporated along with a widescreen LED touchscreen display with an aspect ratio of 16:9 and an HD resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, spanning 18.5 inches diagonally.
“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. “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.”
Powering up this entertainment rig is a Freescale i.MX53 ARM Cortex A8 processor clocked at 1GHz. The device fits in 1GB of DDR Ram for multitasking and 4GB of NAND flash storage for hoarding content. For broadband access, the provider is offering customers cable internet over EuroDOCSIS standards through a LAN port.
The Motorola HMC3260 price details haven’t been unveiled as yet, but as per the company, the AIO cloud computer has launched in China through WASU.