This press release came down on Friday, but I wanted some time to digest the lengthy press release because there’s more than just Android on a E-Ink display in this release.
First, the headline is thathas the first example of Android running on a E-Ink display.
E-Ink displays are like the displays that run the Amazon Kindle. They are low power, black and white screens for the moment. Imagine having a color version of this with a touchscreen layer on top. You could probably gain some battery life with these screens or at the very least have a Android powered eReader.
Also in the press release is this little tasty tidbit:
MOTO labs is working towards customized solutions that employ not only Android but Ubuntu, Linux, and Adobe AIR platforms for custom web-connected application development. We are actively extending our multi-touch and gestural interfaces expertise to these platforms. MOTO is also developing prototypes for better remote management of connected devices with a range of approaches from Mac & PC based device management applications to over-the- air wireless firmware and software updates. Stay tuned to for more on this thread.
So what are they getting at? Is Moto working on a Mid? What about the Adobe Air thing? Maybe a mobile phone that runs Air applications? It’s anyone’s guess. Make sure to keep checkingfor more details. I certainly will.