Sony has announced a music player powered by the Android OS, as the Sony F886 Walkman gets announced with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. The music player powered by Android OS comes with the 4-inch (854 x 480 Pixels) LCD Triluminos display, and this makes it not just a music player but a device with some brilliant display to enhance the user experience.
The one-touch connectivity possible through NFC in the device would help in taking advantage of the various NFC enabled devices, and option to install Android apps and games via the Google Play store and the sound technology from Sony would be able to put audio output at 192KHz/24bit High-Resolution Audio.
There’s no detailing done about the battery and its capacity, but Sony has said that the player would be able to provide 26 hours of High-Resolution Audio, and 35 hours of MP3 audio playback. There is digital noise canceling provided, which can block up to 98% of ambient noise to provide a sharper and clearer sound. There would be a compact design with the buttons for play/pause, skipping tracks and adjusting the volume.
The Sony F886 Walkman would be available by October 2013, and the early pre-orders starts right away, and the pricing of the walkman is GBP 249, and as the pricing info says, it’s available for pre-order in the UK right now.
Sony F886 Walkman Android Music Player Specifications
- Screen: 4-inch (854 x 480 Pixels) LCD Triluminos display
- 8.2mm thickness, 103 gms
- High-Resolution Audio with S-Master HX digital amplifier and DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine)
- OS: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
- One-touch listening via NFC and Bluetooth connectivity
- Internal Storage: 32GB
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth (A2DP/AVRCP/OPP/HID), NFC
- Digital Noise cancelling
- 26 hours of High-resolution audio
- 35 hours of MP3 audio playback
Earlier to this, Sony had launched the Sony Walkman Z Android based music player, which was at the time when Gingerbread OS was the main OS version, and around the same time, Samsung came up with a music player in the Galaxy series, i.e. the Samsung Galaxy Music Player which was a Gingerbread version based player.