New York –
SiriusXM plans to use the Android OS in next-generation vehicle, portable and
home audio products using embedded software from software developer Teleca.
developed an Android-based reference solution that “allows SiriusXM and
third-party developers to quickly build out new products and thereby retain
their competitive edge,” said Teleca USA president John Trobough.
The satellite company’s intent, Teleca chief technology officer
Andrew Till told TWICE, “is to use Android as their default platform across a wide
range of devices within their portfolio to maximize reuse and to enable new and
innovative services to be delivered to their consumers.”
Although he wouldn’t comment on specific
products to come, Till noted that “in general, one would expect Android to be
delivered with a touch screen as this is core to the platform design and CDD [Android
compatibility definition document] requirements.”
Till also told TWICE that “as part of the
platform we are creating for SiriusXM, if they wanted to make the service
available via smartphones [and multimedia tablets] over Wi-Fi and cellular,
then this would be possible.”
For his part, Sean Gibbons, SiriusXM
aftermarket product marketing VP, said his company is working with Teleca “to
develop a complete platform strategy for delivering our unique and compelling
programming to consumers.” SiriusXM worked with Teleca because of Teleca’s
experience with Android and the company’s strong background in radio interface
integration,” he said.