Android 1.6 on the Creative Zii EGG [HD Video]

zii android main Android 1.6 on the Creative Zii EGG [HD Video]

Today Creative Zii Labs released the first Android firmware for the Creative Zii EGG based on Android version 1.6. The firmware is very beta and really only for the developers to start working on the OS for the Zii EGG. The basic Android applications are there but some things like the camera are still not working. Also, some elements of a phone are present such as 2G options and signal strength icon are still present, so Android still needs to be cleaned up and targeted to the specificly to the Zii EGG. Android marketplace was not available but I was able to download and install AndAppstore and successfully install applications from that app library.

Even though it is still very rough around the edges and far from a consumer ready device it is exciting to see progress. Still no word on when this device will launch for the consumer market, but don’t hold your breath since I would guess that date to be well into 2010 considering the current state of firmwares.

Below is a video demo of the Zii EGG Android in action.

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9 Comments

Curiouss on November 2, 2009 6:54 PM

Looks like an Ipod Touch with Android.If someone hacks this and turns it into a phone it would be sooo cool.Looks like this:http://www.redmondpie.com/htc-hero-sense-ui-on-iphone/

LINEMAN78 on November 2, 2009 8:55 PM

Has creative added DRM support to the Zii Egg Android ROM?

not sure on November 2, 2009 10:29 PM

a={a}. Can’t wait .. any longer, it feels like signing a lease with a two night stand then waiting it out due to pride? Maybe some retail therapy (Droid) is in order until non-kinda sorta IT folks turn this into the greener grass that is anticipated to be on the other side. Granted there will be weeds to tend to but I really hope the ‘final’ version has an LED flash and user replaceable battery. Kudos Creative, if you were Viagra I’d be at the docs office, ’cause it’s been longer than four hours.

Al Sutton on November 3, 2009 7:55 AM

If you’ve got any comments about how well AndAppStore works on the Zii feel free to let us know.We’re keen to support it so we’d welcome any tips or pointers as to how we can improve things for it.

Curiouss on November 3, 2009 7:11 PM

do any o the Andappstore apps work on the Zii?

zzz on November 7, 2009 12:51 AM

I don’t care about having Smart Phone. DATA plans rip off!My ZenVisionW got stolen and I need replacement and waiting for this device and its not out yet.What would be cool for me is have Zen Like UI MP3, support Podcast, download podcast via wifi, a2dp, GPS with built in map software(I buy the maps), and run Andriod Apps.

dsi r4 on December 1, 2009 5:20 AM

Android 1.6 firmware to capture it on video. They report this firmware is the first Android firmware to make it to the Zii EGG so it is very buggy and more of a proof of concept. You still have to give ZiiLabs major props for releasing Android 1.6 while other companies struggle to roll it out to their devices based on Android 1.5

angelanubis on December 31, 2009 5:54 AM

And ths is Apple competition?OMG so lame…U need to get over it,Ipod touch is still the best pmp…

Andrew on March 1, 2010 5:26 AM

any updates on the Zii EGG?

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