Android arriving on Creative Zii EGG next week

Oct 16, 2009
Android arriving on Creative Zii EGG next week

Creative's Zii EGG developer unit has been on sale for some time now, but it's taken the company a little time to deliver the promised Android update.  However, according to a Twitter message from the Zii team, ZiiLABS will be releasing the Android installer "next week".

The Zii EGG is based on Creative's ZMS-05 chipset, and offers not only WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and a 3.5-inch 320 x 480 10-point multitouch display, but 1080p video output, HD playback and OpenGL ES support.  It was launched touting Android compatibility, but initially has been sold running a custom OS rather than the open-source Google platform.

It's still unclear, though, when the commercial versions of the Zii EGG might reach shelves.  The project is intended to encourage developers - particularly those who might usually develop fake versions of known devices - to support the Creative ZMS-05 chipset, but right now there are no major hardware partners that have announced support for it.

[via Engadget]

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