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Zii Egg question - can Android run on top of another OS or does it replace it?

Discussion in 'Programming & Webmastering' started by Specsaver, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Specsaver New Member

    Aug 17, 2005
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    I am quite interested in that Zii Egg computer announced a few days ago (http://www.zii.com) but wondering if Android could
    run on top of another OS or will it replace it? I mean the hardware with SDK sells for 399 bucks and the version stripped of software was mentioned with a 199 price tag so I'd rather get that and use Android is possible.

    Zii demo:
  2. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm not sure about using another OS, but remember that the $199 price tag is for "in bulk", meaning that you are going to have to purchase some minimum number of units to get that price.
  3. Dippyskoodlez

    Jul 1, 2005
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    Looks like it won't be accessible for consumption by average consumers in general IMO. Atleast initially.

    I don't think the basic $199 is "stripped" of an OS, its just intended for the developers to create a special software set for the business they are adopting the phone for.

    I'm curious how potent that processor is. Those specs makes it look like it isn't gonna get much in the way of battery life.
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    Hmmm... Still no concrete news from Creative yet. I cannot get a developer's version as I won't be able to code anything out of it. Am waiting for the consumer version. But now they only came up with the accompanying accessories. If any of you are interested, this is where I chanced upon the said accessories, http://www.zii.com/Accessory/Zii.aspx

    I wan the consumer edition... :(

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