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ZTE plans 3D digital-TV running Android OS

(China Daily) Updated: 2012-10-09 11:04

ZTE Corp, China's second-largest maker of telephone equipment, plans to release digital set-top boxes for 3D television services that will use Google Inc'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 on Monday.

The announcement comes after ZTE reached anagreement allowing the company access to the digital-TV systems of Kudelski SA'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.

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