Rovi Corporation’ Connected Platform technologies will be available pre-ported on the Android platform, enabling consumers to share and stream entertainment content from their Android devices to a variety of connected devices throughout the home. At the core of Rovi Connected Platform is advanced home networking capabilities that will allow CE manufacturers to deploy interoperable device functionality to their Android based mobile device, phone and tablet product offerings.
 
"Sharing among devices is complicated and must be simplified to meet market demand,” said Corey Ferengul, executive vice president/product management and marketing for Rovi, in a statement. “Pre-porting Connected Platform on the Android platform is a significant step in bridging this gap in the Android ecosystem, enabling device manufacturers to easily integrate robust, standards-based connected device capabilities into their mobile offerings.”

The Rovi Connected Platform solution is pre-ported to Android 2.1 and includes a reference User Interface that allows CE manufacturers to customize their Android device offerings. Rovi Connected Platform pre-ported to the Android platform is planned to be available for licensing in the first quarter 2011.

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