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October 20, 2011 // By Sylvie Barak
TI touts role in Android 4.0 rollout
While the mobile masses enthused over Google's announcement of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) in Hong Kong on Wednesday (October 19), chip maker Texas Instruments (TI) was also excited about the role it was playing in the new OS rollout.

memory bandwidth needed for user interface and video features," El-Ouazzane said.

OMAP also boasts an integrated, dedicated image signal processor, which makes for more accurate face metering and continuous auto-focus on upcoming devices, allowing interesting use cases like unlocking one's phone through facial recognition (Face Unlock).

TI also touted the power of its OMAP video engine (the IVA HD multimedia accelerator), which it says is uniquely programmable.

El-Ouazzane said those features were just "the tip of the iceberg," in terms of what the OMAP platform would add to the user experience of Android 4.0.

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