Philips’ GoGear Connect Running Android


UK retailer Argos has started listing the Philips GoGear Connect with one very surprising spec: it runs Android 2.1. The GoGear Connect is a PMP that comes in both 8GB and 16GB configurations. Alongside the camera, GPSS, expandable memory (32GB using microSD) and an FM radio tuner, it comes equipped with a 3.2-inch display for which to display all of those cools apps from the Android market on.

philips gogear connect 16gb

The device is currently listed at £199.99 for the 16GB version and  £179.99 for the 8GB offering. Philips hopes to compete with Samsung’s YePP PMP – a Galaxy S without the phone features – that we expect to come out soon (nothing has been confirmed just yet) but I’m not too confident that anyone will pass that up for what Philips is offering. Still, it’s nice to gain a new family member each and every day.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Looks kinda like the Hero.

  2. @G8D Except, it doesn’t have a chin. At least it looks like it from this angle.

  3. I wonder if they are going to bring out an Android handset…

  4. Well it wouldn’t need a chin.. the chin is purely for phone functionality.

  5. Smart move, an increasingly familiar UI for free, with potential benefit of the app market.

    The music player could use a little work, but whatever Apple hasn’t ripped off from Creative will be a patent minefield.

  6. I’m afraid very soon I’m going to have to buy Apple products in order to not to be like everyone else, LOL.

  7. @G8D My comment looked like I was in favor of the chin, but I personally hate it.

  8. @Wello, seems irrelevant.
    The chin has a very specific purpose, whether you like it or not.

  9. It is a sexy version of the Hero! :D

  10. “…it comes equipped with a 3.2-inch display for which to display all of those cools apps from the Android market on.”

    Are you sure about that? I thought Google wasn’t allowing the Market on anything other than phones right now.

  11. @Dave that’s what the spec sheet says on the product listing. I can’t confirm it personally.

  12. @dave, to my knowledge the only thing that hit app controversy was the k-mart tablet, and that was a liscencing issue not a phone/nonphone issue.

  13. it has 3G as well interesting. Buy this and buy a 5 or 10 pound per month data plan.

  14. No wifi?

  15. Great! So Philips will be launching a personal media player that can’t do gapless playback. Unless of course, they’re the first people ever to do gapless audio on Android.

  16. @Vlad:

    LOL! I certainly hope so!!!

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