Other Uses for Android

One of the more interesting uses for Android has been in devices that aren't phones. Android powers e-book readers and netbooks (and it could even power your microwave). Google also introduced the Android-based Google TV, which is being upgraded to run Honeycomb.

Android Readers

The Barnes and Noble Nook Color Reader may not look like an Android device, but it is. The Nook's version of Android has been heavily modified, although there's a small hacker community dedicated to restoring such devices to a more standard version of Android. Other e-readers that use Android include the Springboard Alex, enTourage eDGe, and Velocity Cruz. Amazon.com offers the Android-powered Kindle Fire tablet.

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