Sony has recently announced a new crop of Walkman music players, but this one looks the most promising. Called the Walkman F800, this portable player features a 3.5-inch screen and an Android 4.0 operating system for doing a little bit more than play music and watch tiny videos.
The Android-based system basically makes it similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Players, but with the advantage of having access to Google Play for loading apps over Wi-Fi. The hardware under the shell wasn’t detailed so we have no idea how it’ll run some of the more hardware-intensive apps, but Sony did mention that it’s going to come in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB models, and will feature a battery that’s listed to last for 4.5 hours for video and 20 hours for audio.
Smarts aside, this Walkman is still a music player at heart, packed with Sony’s S-Master MX Digital Amplifier and Clear Audio tech for enhancing the audio quality. The F800 also features built-in xLOUD speakers for blasting out tunes without the need for a headset.
Pricing and availability isn’t available, but it’s expected out some time this summer.