Texas Instruments Zoom

Texas Instruments Zoom

Texas Instruments recently showed off their Zoom OMAP34x-II Mobile Development Platform at the MWC in Barcelona. Mainly orientated at developers interested in coding for the OMAP3 chip set, this new device is sporting a new build of Android only one week old. Although the device is fairly pricey ($1,150 – $1,399), the specifications are pretty sweet too.

It comes with a large 4.1-inch WVGA resolution capacitive touchscreen for watching 16GB (internal) worth of movies. However, if that isn’t enough for you, feel free to expand via the SD card slot! We’re pretty sure you’ll be able to cram enough movies on there to last you most trips. Combine this with a HDMI-out port, WiFi and optional 3G and now we’re talking. It also supports hardware accelerated video playback; H264 video at 30fps on a high VGA resolution – very nice. TI clearly play well with others too since they have kicked back all their latest code into the Android community. Wrapping up the spec sheet are a few nice touches, including an 8MP camera, GPS, compass and accelerometers.

Wind River also had one of the devices running some new software that it helped develop that gives Android’s main menu a tabbed interface.

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James Tromans
Contributing editor of AndroidAuthority.com, based in the U.K.