First Garmin-Asus Android Smartphone Due Next Year
The Garmin-Asus joint venture plans to launch their first smartphone based on Google's Android mobile operating system no later than the first quarter of next year, executives said Tuesday in Taipei. The pairing hopes their location services make an Android smartphone even more compelling. Although it will pit Garmin GPS capabilities against Google Maps, there are different ways to use the two technologies, an Asustek representative said. Garmin GPS technology will be used in the geotagging feature for photographs made using the handset, and will provide other location-based services, he said. Full details.