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Google TV Devices with Vivante GPU Cores Ready for Android Jelly Bean Update

posted 19 May 2013, 15:10 by Mpelembe   [ updated 19 May 2013, 15:11 ]

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCOMay 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Google I/O -- This week during the Google I/O developers conference, Vivante Corporation, providers of the world's smallest, fastest and coolest mobile GPU cores, announced product readiness for the latest Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 operating system update.  Today's Google TV™ products featuring the Vivante GC1000 IP cores ready for the update include the Sony Google TV NSZ-GS7 Internet Player, the VIZIO Goggle TV Co-Star™, the NETGEAR NeoTV™ PRIME, the Asus CUBE, the Hisense Google TV, and the Lenovo Smart TV (sold in China).

Built from the ground up for mobile and deployed in many of today's Android Jelly Bean smartphones, the Vivante GC1000 IP cores are integrated into the Marvell® ARMADA® 1500 SOC provided on the Google TV platform. The Vivante graphics cores perform complex computational processing for the latest 3D graphics and dynamic composition application programming interfaces (APIs) used to create eye popping user interfaces, realistic 3D games, GPU accelerated web applications, and live social media content.  Android Jelly Bean performance is optimized with triple buffering and GPU compute as well as composition enhancements for fast, smooth and responsive user interface interactions.

"From games to productivity apps, music to movies, Android is rapidly becoming the OS of choice for the convergence of mobile and Smart TV technologies," said Wei-Jin Dai, Vivante President and CEO. "Vivante GC1000 cores are optimized for low-power Android devices and provide the performance required for butter smooth graphics performance of even the most complex apps and games."

The rapidly-growing Google TV ecosystem including hardware manufacturers, software providers and developers are charging towards providing Interactive, on-demand and web-based media content that is best experienced when accelerated by a GPU.  By combining low power, high performance graphics processing with industry initiatives like HTML 5, GPU media processing, natural user interfaces (NUI), and interactive web apps, the consumer experience is becoming more dynamic, responsive and engaging.

For more information on Google TV visit: For more information on the Marvell ARMADA HD Video Processor visit  Specifications of the GC1000 and other cores can be found here:

About Vivante Corporation

Smaller – Faster – Cooler: Vivante Corporation, a leader in multi-core GPU, OpenCL™, CPC Composition Engine and Vector Graphics IP solutions, provides the highest performance and lowest power characteristics across a range of Khronos™ Group API conformant standards based on the ScalarMorphic™ architecture. Vivante GPUs are integrated into customer silicon solutions in mass market products including smartphones, tablets, HDTVs, consumer electronics and embedded devices, running thousands of graphics applications across multiple operating systems and software platforms. Vivante is a privately held company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with additional R&D centers in Shanghai and Chengdu. For more information, visit

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