Zii Egg Does Not Ship With Android

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  1. Milesneptune

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    I know that some of you want buy a Zii Egg and one the reason is because it has Android. I want the Zii Egg and one of the reasons was because it has Android. The Zii Egg does not ship with Android. Developers can download it as a firmware update later on. I just wanted to let you know that it does not ship with Android so you don't buy it all excited that you will get Android and then you turn it on and there is no Android.

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    umm it's a dev edition...
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    Source pl0x? If this is true then people will be angry.
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    cnet is my source. in their hands on video they said it does not ship with android but you will be able to download it later as a firmware update
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    no they won't because they shouldn't be buying it yet
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    creative specifically stated they they really don't want you buying it unless you're a developer because it is an unfinished product...
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    Exactly, and the Zii Egg, is a developers device, not the commercial release of it, so it's not coming with Android because it's stability is still in question, the Zii is what is being released to the public, so what iZOMBii said is completely true, if you have no purpose in developing for it you shouldn't purchase it just yet.
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    Earlier this week, TheAppleBlog turned me on to the Zii EGG from Creative. I didn’t have much interest at the time because the EGG isn’t yet a consumer device. It’s available to developers and OEMs — meaning it’s more of a working concept than an end product. But then I saw this video demo of the EGG over at CNet. Color me intrigued by the EGG based on the user experience walkthrough and these specifications.

    * 3.5″ display running 320×480 resolution with 10-point capacitive multitouch support
    * 1080p high-definition output
    * 32GB internal storage memory, 256MB of RAM
    * SD slot supporting up to 32GB of expanded storage
    * 802.11g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2.1 +EDR, GPS, 3-axis accelerometer
    * 3D hardware graphics accelerator supporting OpenGL ES
    * Support for Android and the Android SDK

    You can grab one of these devices for free, provided you pay $399 for the Zii Plaszma SDK. I don’t know the details of Plaszma, but of course you could turn this into an Android device with a little elbow grease. Behind the scenes is what Zii claims to be the “world’s first stem-cell computer.” This one chip handles everything from audio and video to processing power, which Zii says can be scaled from 10 Gigaflops to PetaFlops. That sounds impressive, but it remains to be seen what that means in real-world scenarios.

    In a sense, the Zii EGG is a cross between a next-generation iPod Touch and today’s Android devices. And that’s intriguing to me. I’m really interested in a handheld device that can hold high-definition video for local playback but can be connected to my 1080p television for enjoying on the big screen. I’ve envisioned that for nearly four years now and the EGG seems closest to making that a reality now. I’m not sure I have $399 to find that out, but I’ll admit that I’m thinking about it. Pre-orders aren’t expected to ship for a few weeks yet, so I’m on the fence like Humpty Dumpty right now. I don’t want to order a half-baked unit only to end up with EGG on my face.

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