Diamond Multimedia is bringing Android Gingerbead to your television, with its new new AMP1000 media player. This device is designed to operate as a set-top box for use under your television and provides full 1080P video playback. Among the other noteworthy features include 802.11n Wi-Fi capability, HDMI output, SD card slot, USB and Ethernet. The player allows you to experience the full gamut of multimedia content and entertainment like games, magazines, eBooks, photos, music and web surfing.
The attractive package includes a 3-in-1 remote control that functions as a mouse, keyboard and motion control input for gaming. With a considerable number of alternative media player boxes already on the market, it will be interesting to see how a full Android option competes against the existing stalwarts like the Roku, Apple TV, Boxee and Xbox 360. Certainly the advantage of having the full Android ecosystem from the comfort of your sofa will make it an attractive prospect to many consumers. Full access to Google Play store has also been included, which will provide a convenient way to purchase new apps and games. The Diamond Multimedia AMP1000 Media Player is available now from Amazon, among many other popular retailers for $119.