Google's much-hyped Android phone operating system might not have taken the world by storm yet, but a development from Japan shows it could have opportunities in some unexpected places.
One box fits all
The Motorola-built device is designed to record content from various sources, including TV broadcasts, DVDs and CDs, and format it for playback on its handsets. It can be rented for just ¥315 (£2) a month.
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Surprisingly, the group claims that unspecified manufacturers are set to unveil Android-powered TV sets and VoIP phones. We'll keep you posted.
Update: Looks like the au Box isn't Android-powered after all. The mistake came from a misunderstanding at the Open Embedded Software Foundation, but the other Android gear will come later this year. JML