Seagate GoFlex Satellite now supports Android

Seagate releases Android app for the GoFlex Satellite, an iPad wireless storage extender.

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Seagate announced today that its first wireless storage expander for the iPad, the GoFlex Satellite, now also supports Android-based mobile devices.

The company added a new native app for Android called GoFlex Media that can be downloaded for free from the Android Market. Prior to this, Android devices, as well as computers, could access the GoFlex Satellite using an Internet browser. The native app, however, makes accessing the Satellite much easier.

The new Android app for the GoFlex Satellite offer similar functions to the iPad counterpart: You can access your media library (video, music, photos, and documents) stored on the GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage device via Wi-Fi. It also offers the the ability to automatically organize digital media into respective categories for convenient streaming. Seagate says the apps offer streaming HD content with almost no latency and no time required for buffering.

The GoFlex Satellite is basically an external portable hard drive, similar to the GoFlex Utlra portable; it has a built-in Wireless-N access point, and the battery offers around four hours of streaming. Up to three mobile devices can connect to its access point at the same time.

For more information, check out the full review of the GoFlex Satellite.

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