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Elevating the Android Experience


February 10, 2010

Google's Android has the potential to become the dominant platform for consumer electronics. The openness of its development environment makes it attractive to developers, and with the power of Google behind it, Android is expected to become a key ingredient in products aimed at this $700B market.

To improve the user's experience, however, certain "experience gaps" must be filled. Among other things, this means integrating multimedia enablers, such as HD video; providing better performance and power efficiencies; and creating innovative designs and user interfaces. As Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) and Service Providers (SPs) continue to invest in the Android platform, they will need the kind of expertise that Aricent believes it can provide.

Aricent's "Android Center of Excellence" offers consulting services for Android development. Their range of services includes innovation design and consulting, multi-layer lifecycle services, systems integration, and product assurance services. In its "value proposition," Aricent claims it can accelerate time to market by nearly 50%, and improve performance through power savings of up to 25%.

As one of the early entrants in the Android space, Aricent has considerable experience on which to draw, as well as a comprehensive set of pre-packaged frameworks, and can cite several major success stories.

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