Aug 01, 2011
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Seagate (NASDAQ: STX) today unveiled a new app for Android operated mobile devices that will provide a seamless wireless connection to 500GB of storage to stream up to 300 HD videos. Introduced in May of this year, GoFlex Satellite™ mobile wireless storage is the first battery-powered external hard drive to wirelessly extend the storage capacity of any Wi-Fi enabled mobile device. Although previously compatible with Android tablets and phones by using the device’s browser, the experience with GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage will now be enhanced through the seamless connectivity and added features of the GoFlex Media™ App for Android.
Devices are wirelessly connected directly to the GoFlex Satellite drive by use of the free GoFlex Media App—available now on Android Market and iTunes for iOS devices—or a web browser. GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage is currently available worldwide for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $199.99 USD.
“Seagate’s line of GoFlex® external storage has always been about enabling flexibility and part of this flexibility is being OS agnostic,” said Patrick Connolly, vice president and general manager for Seagate retail product group. “Seagate GoFlex Satellite™ mobile wireless storage continues with this theme of flexibility by providing added storage to mobile devices where there may not be a physical port to connect a cable. An Android supported app had been part of our development plans for the product from the very start. We are now pleased to offer the new GoFlex Media™ App from the Android Market.”
The perfect companion for your mobile devices, GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage is capable of providing hours of entertainment for up to three connections. With a stand-by battery life of up to 25 hours, the powerful lithium polymer battery delivers up to 5 hours of continuously streaming video. To help with extending battery life, the free GoFlex Media App provides a progressive download feature, which temporarily loads the video on to the Android device it is being streamed to, allowing the drive to go into stand-by mode. In addition to extending the battery life, the GoFlex Media App for Android will deliver the following features:
The GoFlex Media App for GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage and Android mobile devices is available to download for free from the Android Market.
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