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Old 07-29-09, 04:42 AM   #1
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Default Linux base Android for Creative's Zii EGG

Not sure if you guys have heard of the new Zii EGG device from Creative (www.zii.com) which would somewhat be the first PMP to run the Android OS. The specs of the device are as follow:

Zii EGG Features and Specifications

Capacitive 10-point multi-gesture touch display
3.5 320 x 480 true-color display
X-Fi audio processing
Up to 32GB Internal Flash Storage
32MB NOR Flash (Linux kernel Boot ROM)
256MB Mobile DDR RAM
Supports 720p and 1080p HDTVs via HD cable
Composite video-out
Dual cameras for High Definition photos and movie capture
- Forward facing VGA camera
- Rear facing HD camera
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Hardware GPS receiver
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Ambient light sensor
SDHC slot (supports up to 32GB of external SDHC Card)
USB 2.0 Mini-B (MTP and Charging)
Universal Docking connector (USB, Audio)
Headphone socket, built-in speaker and microphone
Supports Plaszma OS and Zii Optimized Android
Light weight: 108g

Although it looks like an iPod touch, the functions seem much more impressive. However, you can only buy the Developer Edition SDK set now. I'm just wondering how difficult is it to write apps and games for the Android. What language must i know in order to start? What is the iPhone running on then?
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