ZTE Plans 3D Digital TV Boxes Operating Google’s Android
Bloomberg.com reports that ZTE Corp., China’s second-largest maker of telephone equipment, plans to release digital set-top boxes for 3D television services that will run Google’s Android operating system.
The boxes to be sold “in the near future” will allow video-calling functions, and support the HTML5 language for displaying Internet content, Shenzhen-based ZTE said in a statement today.
The announcement comes after ZTE reached agreement allowing the company access to the digital-TV systems of Kudelski’s Nagra division, according to the statement. The agreement enables the Chinese company to sell intelligent set-top boxes to customers of Nagra, which has a 70 percent share of Europe’s market for cable-TV devices, and 18 percent globally, ZTE said.