The value-added reseller of rugged mobile computers, SDG Systems has announced its Trimble Nomad rugged handheld PC is now able to run on Google Android 1.5 operating systems.  Previously, the Trimble Nomad is only able to run on Linux and Windows Mobile operating systems. The Trimble Nomad with Google Android 1.5 is targeted to the Android applications developers for allow them to implement and test Android 1.5 commercial applications on an ultra-rugged mobile system.

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Powered by a 806MHz processor, the Trimble Nomad is also equipped with a full VGA screen with 640 x 480 resolutions and supports up to 2GB of Flash storage. Besides, it is Bluetooth 2.0 enabled. The users also can options for a 2-megapixel camera, GPS sensor and Wi-Fi connectivity.

“SDG Systems has been developing and supporting Linux-based mobile devices since 2001,” said Todd Blumer, President of SDG Systems. “We have the experienced team to develop and support a commercial-quality version of Google Android on rugged mobile platforms. SDG has worldwide deployments of Linux running on the Trimble Nomad and the Google Android platform is a natural extension of our existing Linux implementations. Our goal is to continue to be a world-wide leader of Linux-based software running on rugged mobile platforms.”

The Trimble Nomad with Google Android 1.5 software development kit (SDK) is started at the price of $1,274 for Nomad 800B and end at $2,249 for Nomad 800XE. The qualifying developers can purchase the Nomad-Android development system at 25 % discount and this offer is limited to 2 units per organization. This program runs through by end of July.

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