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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 SUNNYVALE, USA: MIPS technologies and iPPea Inc announced the iPPea TV, an Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" dongle that brings the 'smart' Android experience to any HDMI-enabled DTV for $50 (US), which can now be ordered from iPPea.








Usually entertainment features like streaming video and music, Internet browsing, social media, apps, gaming,etc are available mostly on expensive smart TVs. With iPPea TV any consumer can experience these features without having to purchase an expensive high-end smart TV.

The iPPea TV uses the JZ4770 mobile applications processor from Ingenic Semiconductor, a China-based CPU provider for mobile multimedia applications. The JZ4770 SoC is powered by a MIPS-Based XBurst CPU running at 1.2 GHz. In addition, iPPea TV features support for Android 4.0.3, 802.11b/g/n Wifi, USB 2.0, 2GB storage with support for up to 32GB external storage via a microSD slot, support for 1080p HD video and most popular audio/video formats, and other advanced functionality.

Gideon Intrater, VP of marketing, MIPS, said: "Because of the extremely low power consumption of the MIPS architecture, we have also worked successfully with licensees and OEMs to bring affordable Android 4.0 tablets to emerging markets. We applaud iPPea for leveraging the performance and power efficiency of the MIPS architecture to create a device that represents the future of affordable connected consumer entertainment."

Ms. Amanda Senkowski, CEO, iPPea, said that the inherent power efficiency of the device can be fully powered by a standard USB port, which is available in most DTVs. There is no requirement of a heat sink.



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