SiriusXM today unveiled its latest portable satellite radio -- the Lynx -- and wouldn't ya know it, this sucker's running Android. Actually, it's running an unknown version of Android, and if we hadn't told you, chances are you wouldn't even notice. It's being billed as "everything you can imagine," and it's a triple threat as a dockable in-car satellite radio, or you can use it with a home docking kit, or just palm the sucker and play back via 3.5mm headphones -- or Bluetooth.
It's also a "SiriusXM 2.0" device and connects to the Internet via Wifi (for easy software upgrades). Change channels and hit a song in the middle? No worries, the "Tune Start" feature lets you start over at the beginning of a song. Or you can build a library of 200 hours of programming from your favorite channels. Or pause, rewind and replay. And the "Show finder" feature sound especially promising, with a guide that shows the next week's worth of content. For satellite radio fans, it sounds like a beast.
For traditional Android fans? Well, we're just going to have to wait and get our hands on this guy. But this is what Android was designed for, folks. An expandable and extendable operating system. And you're going to see more and more of this as time goes on.
We've got a photo barage and video after the break.
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