Meteor pushes Android platform with new smartphone collection

13 Oct 2010

Meteor is introducing a range of Android phones, including the LG Optimus, the Samsung Galaxy Europa and the Sony Ericsson X8.

The Samsung Galaxy Europa features geotagging functionality on its camera, a fully featured music player and video playback.

The LG Optimus offers a 3.2-inch screen, Facebook and Twitter social networking apps and a 3-megapixel camera.

The Sony Ericsson X8 provides a Timescape app for consolidating communications, a vivid screen that supports 16 million colours and a compact design.

All of the phones are available for €129.99 each and run on the Android platform.

The operator has also introduced an app called ‘App Eater’, based on the retro classic game Space Invaders. It is available on its Facebook page.

In a further bid to support the Android OS, Meteor is also sponsoring the ‘Best Android Application Award’ at the Appys, which takes place on Tuesday, 4 November. The operator said it wishes to highlight the hard work behind app development for mobile handsets.

“Meteor has seen sales of Android devices grow rapidly through 2010, with more than 100pc volume growth each quarter,” said Kealan Donoghue, Meteor’s head of devices and product operations.

“This is driven not only by smartphones such as the HTC Desire and Samsung Galaxy S, but also as a result of Meteor offering Prepay customers more affordable Android smartphones, such as the LG Optimus and Samsung Galaxy Europa.

“The work of developers on new and exciting applications is central to the customers’ experience of Android and Meteor is delighted to be associated with this award,” said Donoghue.