Fujitsu just very recently showcased an Android based GPS navigation system at the 12th Embedded Systems Expo in Tokyo where there were many similar devices that built up on Google’s Android platform were also on display.
The whole GPS navigation system was utilizing network cloud service for map data and route computation – leaving only data transfer to for Android – which shouldn’t have any speed problems in a place like Japan. The whole device was actually brought to life in a matter of two weeks – demonstrating the ease in time-to-market with a reliable platform such as the Android. However keep in mind the device – named Armadillo – is pretty much just a terminal and GUI and all it needed to do was to format the data coming off the servers and draw it on screen.
You can pick it up at Best Buy for $79 next week. (you know we just made this part up right?)… via