Texas Instruments to demonstrate Android Mobile Platform

TI’s OMAP application processors and connectivity portfolio together with Android open source platform spur creativity and differentiation in mobile device market

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Today at Mobile World Congress, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced it will demonstrate an early look of the Android mobile platform in two forms: a prototype handset based on TI’s OMAP850 processor that also includes TI’s Wireless LAN (WLAN) and Bluetooth® wireless technology solutions, as well as an OMAP3430 processor-based Zoom Mobile Development Kit from Logic PD. Both demonstrations highlight the flexibility of the OMAP platform’s multi-core architecture to deliver high-performance multimedia and sophisticated user interfaces (UI) on the Android platform.

Android, currently released as an ‘early look’ to developers, is an open platform for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications, is designed to enable developers to create compelling mobile applications that maximize the fullest potential of an OMAP processor-based solution while allowing handset manufacturers and carriers to customize their solution quickly. The UI on this mobile platform will provide quick and easy access to the most important applications on the device including web browser, email, messaging and video. Using TI’s WiLink™ WLAN and BlueLink™ Bluetooth technology, the Android mobile platform features integrated connectivity options that allow consumers to seamlessly connect to exciting, interactive applications. These demonstrations of the platform highlight how TI is pushing the limits of the mobile market, driving development of creative and unique applications for mobile devices through the support of open source activities such as those sponsored by the Open Handset Alliance.

"TI is pleased to be a member of the Open Handset Alliance, furthering our commitment to the open source community," said Avner Goren, worldwide director of strategic marketing, TI’s Wireless Terminals Business Unit. "TI’s OMAP applications engine provides the perfect combination for performance and power to deliver an optimized multimedia and UI experience in conjunction with Google’s Android framework."

TI remains committed to serving the open source community and is an active participant in a number of open source foundations and organizations, including the Open Handset Alliance. TI actively designs and develops solutions for mobile device manufacturers, and continues to look for new ways to deliver innovative and compelling devices in an increasingly competitive market.

About Android
The Android framework, a complete mobile phone software stack, is designed to alleviate development challenges that continue to confront handset customers and handset silicon vendors looking to deliver differentiated solutions to market. As a part of an open support network, the Android solution reduces time to market, spurs innovation in a larger development community, and has the potential to reduce software cost.

OMAP, WiLink and BlueLink are trademarks of Texas Instruments. All registered trademarks and other trademarks belong to their respective owners.
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