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Teleca and Texas Instruments Enable Dual Display for Android
[March 02, 2010]

Teleca and Texas Instruments Enable Dual Display for Android

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Telaca has been working closely with Texas Instruments (News - Alert) to bring a new user experience to Android. By extending key aspects of the Android platform such as the graphics framework, a demonstration platform has been created to enable applications to run independently on a second display.
 

Such dual displays have been rendered possible by leveraging the combination of Teleca's vast experience with Android (News - Alert) and the power of the OMAP 4 platform from Texas Instruments.
 
Texas Instruments exhibited the demonstrator, which is the first step to enabling full dual display support for Android, at the MWC. Several initial use cases were showcased.
 
The concept of dual display would imply that it is possible to select applications on one display, but have them launched on the second display. For instance, it is possible to browse the media gallery on one display, and display the pictures on another.
 
“We believe that implementing support for dual display support for Android is an exciting development for the consumer electronics markets as device vendors seek new ways to differentiate their offerings,” said Andrew Till, vice president, solutions marketing, Teleca, in a release.
 
Till added that working with Texas Instruments on their latest OMAP platform to create the demonstrator had enabled Teleca to further demonstrate its ability to solve complex technical challenges.
 
Erhun Arkan, BMD, OMAP Wireless Ecosystem, Texas Instruments, was appreciative of the opportunity to associate with Teleca, and said that Texas Instruments looked forward to providing dual display functionality on the OMAP 4 platform, enabling new innovative and rich user experiences for the popular Android OS.
 
Teleca is a premier supplier of software services to the mobile communications industry, which offers operations and execution capability, both on-site and offshore. It offers best-in-class services around software development, integration, customization, and testing.
 
In a related news release, Teleca has announced that it is extending its useful partnership with TAT (News - Alert) to enhance Android user experience.
 
Texas Instruments, a global semiconductor company, helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. It innovates through design, sales and manufacturing operations in more than 30 countries.
 
In a related news release, Texas Instruments has announced the new DLP Pico Chipset, enabling mobile devices with stunning images from the thinnest, smallest, optical engine.
 

Mini Swamy is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard

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