Marvel and Swisscom are not household names in the United States, but they’ve been European partners since creating an Android powered set-top box last April.
Marvel, a platform as a service (PaaS) company, and Swisscom, a European telecom provider, have partnered once again to deliver a line of set-top boxes (STB) powered by Android TV.
One of the big focuses around this new product is it’s capable of UHD (ultra-high definition) output. 2160p60 video decoding is being down completely through hardware, along with a handful of other high-powered graphics optimizations. Marvel really wants to highlight the advanced capabilities of their hardware, and UHD gaming is a perfect way to do that.
The press release is scant on details. Cost, release date, and release markets are all unknown at this point. However, if you want to read it anyway, it is available on PR Newswire.