It’s not the perfect time to show you the Android-powered Walkman Z Series. Available since February this year, this Walkman Z is mentioned as the first-ever Sony’s Walkman powered by Android. Running Android 2.3, it comes with an integrated S-Master MX digital amplifier technology by Sony and is configured with 4.3 in Touch-Panel LCD with 480 x 800 resolution.
Offered in three different models — 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB, the Walkman Z is powered by 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor which’s comparable with smartphone. Amazon sells the 8GB model for $249 which is still more expensive than the top-end Galaxy Player 4.2.
The Walkman Z Series comes with built-in Wi-Fi that enables users to access millions songs from Music Unlimited, the Sony’s cloud-based streaming service. And in addition to the pre-loaded apps, of course users can download unlimited apps from Android Market (now Google Play). Sure users can experience the full Android excosystem with this portable player, minus the phone capability of course.
Other convenient features those will make your music experience better are xLOUDTM speaker system; DLNA, HDMI and Bluetooth support; and easy transfers from iTunes (non DRM only) or Windows Explorer. Are you feeling lucky? Find the Walkman Z Series at Amazon.com, but I prefer the new and cheaper Galaxy Player just to experience the Android ecosystem without the cost of smartphone, yet with style!