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Philips Claims Leadership Position With the First-ever Made for Android? Product Range

Monday, January 09, 2012

Philips Claims Leadership Position With the First-ever Made for Android? Product Range11:00 EST Monday, January 09, 2012LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Demonstrating its commitment to deliver innovative entertainment solutions, Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) has created the first-ever line of Android?-powered music devices and Made for Android headsets and accessories. Philips will debut its Android ecosystem at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, including a first-of-its-kind headset range, a new portable Wi-Fi multimedia player and a collection of protective cases.Building on its history of "firsts" in sound innovation, Philips is the first to create a complete collection of accessories specifically designed for Android. In combination with its extensive range of Fidelio docking speakers for Android and the award-winning GoGear Connect 3 Android-based MP4 player, the new offerings will provide Android users with the industry's broadest range of customized products. "We know Android users value the flexibility, robust functionality and style options supported by the Android operating system, and those details have inspired the design of our Android products," said Jacopo D'Alessandris, vice president, Philips Consumer Lifestyle North America. "Philips now offers robust music ecosystems for both Apple and Android that blend award-winning sound innovation with easy-to-use, effortless style."Made for Android HeadsetsAndroid owners can now completely customize their hands-free experience, with the launch of Philips' first-of-its-kind, Made for Android headsets. Built for long-lasting comfort, the debut range includes four models for optimal fit: in-ear, ear-hook, premium in-ear and headband. With full functionality with virtually any Android device, the new headsets offer easy call and music management, enhanced by sound optimization and personalization through Philips dedicated Android headset app. GoGear Connect Wi-Fi MP4 PlayersThe GoGear Connect range of touch screen MP4 players ? including the new GoGear Connect 3.5 ? offers consumers the full functionality of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, enhanced by superior sound quality to deliver the ultimate handheld entertainment experience. Watch movies in high-definition, listen to music in high-fidelity sound, easily browse the Web and delve into more than 300,000 apps and games available in the Android Market?.Fidelio Docking Speakers for AndroidThe first-ever docking speakers designed to work with virtually all Android devices, the Fidelio docking speakers range for Android pairs the acoustic precision of Fidelio with FlexiDock technology for easy landscape or portrait docking that centrally positions each Android device for the best listening experience. The entire line also features Bluetooth technology for wireless listening and works with Philips' Fidelio and Songbird applications for wireless streaming and seamless synchronization of music between PCs and Android devices.Protective Cases RangePhilips offers fail-safe device protection with superior functionality for five popular HTC Android devices with the debut of its first Android cases line. Designed in six different styles and available in a variety of color selections, Philips HTC cases range dissipates shock and prevents scratches and scuffs, while facilitating easy docking and ensuring total access to device controls.Philips Soundbar Home Cinema Speaker with Android streamingPacked with convenient features, the new Philips Soundbar Home Cinema Speaker brings the luxury of a cinema into the home at the touch of a button. With simple, streaming functionality, the Soundbar offers easy access to content stored on Android devices or on a PC. Unleash content from any DLNA-enabled device with SimplyShare and the built-in Wi-Fi functionality and enjoyed it on the big screen. To learn more about Philips' Android ecosystem of products, visit and follow us on Twitter @obsessedwsound. Members of the media are invited to visit the Philips Consumer Lifestyle Lounge at the Venetian Hotel, Toscana 3701 from Monday, January 9 through Thursday, January 12.About Royal Philips ElectronicsRoyal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of "sense and simplicity." Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs over 120,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.3 billion in 2010, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at and Android Market are registered trademarks of Google.SOURCE Royal Philips ElectronicsFor further information: LaToya Evans, Philips Consumer Lifestyle, +1-203-351-5884,