TopGear fans might remember this cool contraption featured on one of the episodes. Parrot are leaders in wireless peripherals for mobile phones and now they are bringing the experience of piloting the AR.Drone to users of Smartphones running Android.
From the press release:
‘AR.FreeFlight’ and SDK for Android
The users of Android–powered smartphones and fans of the Parrot AR.Drone can now find a free version of AR.FreeFlight’s piloting application developed by Parrot on Android Market.
Once the application has been downloaded and connected via Wi-Fi with the quadricopter, the device’s screen turns into a true piloting station.
Parrot is also making the Software Development Kit available free of charge which you can find here, in order for developers to develop their own Android based applications for the AR.Drone.
Currently the compatible devices are the Samsung Galaxy S*, Galaxy S II* and Nexus S ; Motorola Xoom* ; HTC Desire*, Desire HD, Sensation and LG Optimus 2x and Sony Ericsson Xperia Play**. This list will continue to grow and will be constantly updated on the official site.