Philips GoGear Connect PMP got Android-ed, selling in UK
Yes we’ve seen lots of Android smartphones, and some tablets too. But PMP (Portable Music Player) running on Android is rather rare. Samsung was the first to load Android onto their Yepp-YP-MB2, but now Philips seemed to have followed their footsteps with their latest GoGear Connect PMP powered by Android too. It’s a rather nice direction to drop the proprietary OS in favour of Google’s offer, as things get more ‘global’ and much well taken care off instead of in-house development which might even cost more too.
The product listing from Argos shows that Philips’s new 3.2-inch Android-based PMP listed comes in both 8GB and 16GB. The 16GB variant will cost you £199.99, which is around $313. Kinda pricey for a typical PMP, though there’s touchscreen and even Android marketplace. Check out the specs below.
- 3.2-inch touchscreen display
- Stores up to 3,600 tracks or up to 4,000 photos.
- 25 hours playback or 5 hours video playback.
- Rechargeable via AC/DC adaptor and USB port.
- Size (H)5.9, (W)11.3, (D)1.3cm.
- 2.0 USB port.
- 16GB memory.
- MP3/WMA/AAC/OggVorbis compatible.
- USB cable supplied.
- FM tuner with 20 station pre-sets.
- MicroSD card slot.
- Built-in camera.
- Android 2.1 marketplace.
- Includes headphones.
- Weight 128g.