Via NYTimes: The popular mobile platform from Google has increasingly become popular due to the fact that it's open-source, meaning anyone can take the code and build off of it. Open-source products have been around for some time and produced great products, such as OpenOffice.org and well let's not forget the whole Linux platform. Well, according to the NYTimes, MIPS, a microprocessor design firm, is trying to bring Android out of it's handset shell and into products in your home.

Two months ago, MIPS announced that it was adopting the platform in it's chip architecture and this week, has made that code publicly available. Art Swift, V.P. of marketing at MIPS, said, "In my 25 years in the electronics industry, I have never seen a new technology take off as quickly as this one. It is moving very rapidly out the of mobile handset space.”...

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