As Android dominates the mobile market more and more technologies are being considered. Set-top boxes are the next target for Android. The latest incarnation of Android will run on Intel’s Atom chipset with a new version of Google’s Chrome browser.
There have been many diverse applications for the home using set-top boxes. Microsoft’s original XBox was hacked to be a home media device using an open source application called XBox Media Center. Boxee is another application available for a selection of hardware platforms making it easy to stream TV, Movies and other content directly form the Internet.
Boxee are also working with hardware manufacturers like D-Link to bring a custom device configured and ready to plug into your TV.