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Broadcom powers Android 4.0 Set-top Box

Broadcom reports on the successful integration of Google Mobile Services with Android ICS on the Samsung Electronics SMT-E5015 Smart TV set-top box (STB), based on the Broadcom BCM7356 satellite STB system-on-a-chip (SoC).
"With the addition of Google Services, we are demonstrating our commitment in leading the industry to deploy entirely new connected TV applications and content to our subscribers," said Mr. JG Choe, Korea Telecom Deputy General Manager. "Being able to support Android 4.0 on Samsung Electronics' Smart TV set-top box enables us to bring an exciting range of previously mobile-only services to the TV."

To enhance the functionality of standard Android devices, Samsung Electronics' Smart TV STB met the additional stringent Compatibility and GMS Test Suites (CTS/GTS) for support of Google Mobile Service (GMS) on KT's Olleh TV Skylife (OTS) service.

"We are pleased to pass this important milestone. The close cooperation and support from Broadcom and Google was integral to this success," said Mr. ID Ham, Samsung Electronics, Vice President of STB SW R&D Leader. "Our Smart TV set-top box based on Android can now give operators like KT another exciting way to deliver a rich, interactive digital TV experience to their customers."

"This is a significant accomplishment in the development and deployment of new TV entertainment programming and services," said Dan Marotta, Broadcom Executive Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Communications Group. "With a high level of focus and commitment by the Android teams at Samsung Electronics and Google, we were able to achieve the industry's first integration of GMS services on an Android set-top box. We are committed to further development of features and capabilities in our set-top box platforms to power the next generation of connected home devices."

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Broadcom is currently shipping the BCM7356 hybrid IP/satellite set-top box solution in high volume production.
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