As the Android market is experiencing growing demand, manufacturers have started finding in new ways apart from the smartphones and tablets to reach the consumers and present them with different gadgets that run on the Google's OS.
Nikon and Samsung came up with Android based cameras and now the US based handset manufacturer Motorola has launched an interesting Android-powered pseudo-computer in China, which is capable of hosting all types of home entertainment content.
The HMC3260 sports an 18.5-inch LED touchscreen display to play TV shows, movies, play games, browse the web and above all to run the Android apps. Motorola has partnered with the WASU, a cloud service provider for the HMC3260 Android based desktop.
While the Android based entertainment desktop was launched at Beijing, Kevin Keefe, Vice President & regional general manager of Motorola‘s Home Division, Asia was quoted saying, “The Motorola HMC3260 not only provides subscribers with a fast broadband connection, it also enables them to enjoy a range of cloud-based services provided by WASU, including games, high-definition television and movies, web browsing and more. The powerful touchscreen interface capitalizes on the power and flexibility of Android to enable WASU to differentiate itself from operators who only offer a pipeline for data. It is an important step toward our vision of a smart, simple, connected home.”
As far as the specs are concerned, the HMC3260 houses a 18.5-inch LED capacitive touchscreen display with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, 1GB RAM and 4GB flash memory.
Further, the desktop runs on Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread operating system and it is customized with the Android Launcher, which offers rich desktop experience. The HMC3260 is packed with features like TV and video client and integration and broadband internet access.
There is no word yet on the pricing and availability of the Motorola HMC3260 Android desktop. However, it will be great to have Android as a primary desktop OS.