Android was originally just a smartphone OS, but since it originally debuted on the T-Mobile G1 it has grown and is being eyed for other uses as well. Electronics makers are going to put the OS on PMPs, netbooks, home automation devices and much more.

MIPS Technologies has announced that it is developing extensions for Android that will allow the OS to support HD video displays. The extension will allow Android to be ported to devices like Blu-ray players, HDTVs, and Set-top boxes.

It looks like Google’s Android OS is set to become one of the defacto standard OS’ for all sorts of items in a way that Windows CE was never able to do. A MIPS partner has plans to demo a version of Android supporting HD content on August 27.

[via EETimes]