Sony adopts "Android" of Google for Walkman. Is it opposition to iPod?

  • 2009/06/13(土) 17:31:28

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It was clarified to adopt it. Sony and Android in portable music player "Walkman"

It seems to oppose Apple etc. that sell the "iPod" series of the portable music player market head position by adopting Android from which the decrease of the faster time to market and the development cost is expected because it is OS of the open source adopted based on Linux.

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Sony seems to adopt OS"Android" for a portable equipment for portable music player "Walkman" according to the report of the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Co..

I hear that commercialization was assumed becoming 2010 years, and pursued Apple of the portable music player market head position by making the best use of the advantage of Android that is OS of open source and attempting the improvement of the operativeness of the faster time to market and the equipment.

Because sharing the software ..Sony.. platform of "Walkman" and simple type car navigation system "nav-u" is advanced, Android is expected use with a wide-ranging portable equipment in the future besides becoming it the expectation installing Android in "nav- u".


Sony adopts basic soft (OS) for a portable equipment "Android" for portable music player "Walkman", and commercializes in 2010. This company advances sharing the software platform, and is expected to be going to use this OS with a wide-ranging portable equipment. The advantage of standard software open is made the best use of, and Apple Computer USA of the same market head position is pursued by the operation improvement of the faster time to market and the equipment. The selection of this Sony is inevitable and influencing is inevitable in the power chart of OS for the digital consumer electronics ..real android adoption excluding cellular phone terminal.. for the first time.
The android is advanced the U.S. Google and the adoption is advanced with development and a smart phone. Sony Ericsson also gets products by the end of 09 years. As for the main body of Sony, it aims at the integration of platforms of "Walkman" and simple type car navigation system (PND), and the android is expected to be installed in PND.

It aims at the integration of Walkman and OS seems to be installed. Sony advances sharing, and seems to be expected that OS will be used with a wide-ranging portable equipment. Sony Ericcson also ..cellular phone.. has the description with turning on by the end of current year.

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