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The Worlds Weirdest Android Devices - Part 2

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Monday, 30 January 2012 06:00

Part 2 of 'The Worlds Weirdest Android Devices' has a few more Android oddities to show you...

Umeox Appollo Solar Powered Android Phone

For the greener amongst you, it's nice to know that there's an Android smartphone that will keep your conscience clear. For anybody off to 'the middle of nowhere', where the last thing you're liable to see is a power socket, it's reassuring to know that there's an Android to fill your needs.

Umeox Appollo solar powered Android phone.

Umeox Appollo is powered by solar, so as long as there's sunlight you'll have a working Android phone. Requires just 2.5 hours of sunlight to charge its built in solar panel, but if the battery runs out completely it's going to take a blistering 17 hours of sunbathing to get Umeox Appollo back to 100%.

As with companies such as Huawei, Umeox is an established Chinese manufacturer that's been providing phones to be re-branded. Umeox Appollo was set, in February 2011, for release in China. It was debatable whether it would surface in the USA or Europe, and it's seeming likely that we won't be seeing it after all, if we do however, it will probably sport a different moniker.

Appresso

We all know that caffeine is the preferred drug of choice. Coffee bars are springing up on every high street in the UK as fast as your local brewery's are ringing 'last orders' for the very last time. Appresso is a coffee addicts paradise, making sure that you're perfect cuppa is always within reach, even when the Coffee shops have shut for the night... and it's controlled by Android.

Appresso, Android espresso maker.

This perfect coffee lovers partner knows exactly what your favourite espresso is. Dock your Android device and as it charges it communicates with Appresso and delivers your drink while at the same time playing your fave tracks if you wish. Or music can be played from a QR code on the coffee cup.

We expect to see this design, by In-oh Yoo and Bong-yup Song, on behalf of Metatrend Institute, to be hitting the UK in the near future. We predict that this concept will soon find its way onto the high street too, whether Appresso or a similar design. It turns espresso drinking into a whole new interactive experience.

Samsung Galaxy Concept Flexi Phone

If you've heard of the Origami mobile phone, you'll have a pretty good idea where this concept Samsung Android phone is heading. For those of you who haven't heard of the Origami mobile phone, it's basically a phone that's made of cardboard and folds flat when not in use. Solves the issue of ever decreasing storage.

Samsung Galaxy, concept flexi phone.

The Samsung concept flexi phone, if it ever reaches production, is set to solve more that just one problem. Besides being a space saver, and possibly slim enough to fit within the folds of an  over sized wallet, this Android phone would also be the only answer you'd need concerning stands and holders. If you bend it in half it becomes a bedside alarm clock, photo frame or mini TV, fold at both sides and it will sit neatly on your car dashboard, making GPS more accessible.

Android flexi concept phone.

Samsung have developed a futuristic, fully flexible graphene amoled display, which they showcased at CES 2011, that would make this astonishing Android phone a real possibility in the very near future. Full marks go to Haeseong Jee and Haeyon You who designed this beautiful idea for Samung Talent Program, at Hongik University. This is one prediction we would like to put our money on. In 20 years from now we imagine that flexible mobile phones will be the only mobile phones in the shops.

The Worlds Weirdest Android Devices Part 1

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