News: CES: Parrot Android - Apps In Your Car
- Thursday 6th January, 2011
Parrot has well and truly built its name up on Bluetooth kits and technology, and it's been well deserved too with some very high quality products. However, just unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas is their latest in-dash receiver built on the Android platform.
With a 3.2" screen, three USB ports, and 3G connectivity, all based on a heavily modified version of Google's Android open source operating system. Parrot has proudly showcased this product dubbed 'Asteroid' and it's being displayed with many example applications already.
The selling point however is that Parrot aims to release a SDK which will allow developers to build apps for the platform. The Apple success story tells us that this makes the possibilities endless for the Asteroid's capabilities. With full iPod / iPhone connectivity and control and the potential power of this unit (think 30 band EQ, time alignment and much more) the Asteroid could really attract a great following.
There is no word on price as yet, or Australian availability at this time.