Smart Consumer Electronics Operating System Framework – Android Plus
20121003 - 20140402:
Dr Jay Yeaun-Jau Liou
1) Android Plus System Features: •Android framework compatible with existing Android App •Core technologies on •Virtual Machine (VM) Runtime & Resource Management Technology •Android-based Smart TV-centric UI technology •Bootup technology •Apps and extension support 2) Demo on HW platform with benchmark comparison 3) Extension Stacks (UPnP/ DLNA and DTV) to support China Smart TV
Dr Yuean-Jau (Jay) Liou Mr Andy Lam Mr Pan Lit Wong Mr Yee Lim Chan Mr XiaoHao Lin Mrs Mandy Yee Wai Yim Mr Chi Chung Leung Mr Yat Cheung Ngai Miss Yin Yee Chan Mr FuChun Li Mr Billy Kwok Hung Leung Mr Chang Huang Mrs Hua Yang Dr Yan Huo Ms Lu Wang Mr Chun Chung Lo Mr ShengPeng Wu
HongKong Telecommunication (HKT) Limited iPPea Limited [Sponsor] KoolSee Medianet Corp Limited [Sponsor] KoolSee Medianet Corp Limited (License Income) [Sponsor] TCL 集團股份有限公司技術中心 TCL 集團股份有限公司技術中心 (License Income) [Sponsor] 廣州高清視信數碼科技股份有限公司(CHNAVS)(License income) [Sponsor]
Starting from the trend in mobile phone, and followed by tablet and TV, other consumer electronics (CE) are also getting smarter with the abilities to run applications (Apps). The objective of this project is to capture this Smart CE trend by researching and developing an enhanced Smart CE OS framework, especially for the China Smart TV market that is not supported by Google. It is forecasted that the Smart TV will have 54% market share (32.4 million units) in the China TV market by 2015. The framework will be built on optimizing the Open source Android platform. The main reasons are owing to the large Apps developer community and the availability of source codes to start with building the framework. The developed Smart CE OS developed will not only be compatible to run Android Apps, but also be able to run with less memory and lower end CPU than standard Google Android so as to provide a low cost solution to meet the general CE market needs. The project will also focus on improving user experience for Smart TV. The project will target customers and collaborators which are broadcasters/ service providers/ operators, TV manufacturers, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM)/Original Design Manufacturers (ODM) of embedded devices and SoC (System-On-Chip) vendors.