Marvell’s ARMADA 1500 Plus is a new SoC made specifically for Smart TV and other similar products. It comes loaded with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and will be sold directly to OEMs and component suppliers. Marvell Armada 1500 Plus offers several new features including a new graphics, improved system performance, improved library with support for OpenGL ES 2.0, and the ability to encode video in real-time.
The new version of the Marvell ARMADA 1500 SoC will also be used in the Google TV, as part of the partnership signed between the two companies two years ago. It will be interesting to see if the new features introduced will be sufficient to make Google TV a success, which failed to make any worthwhile impression.