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Dropcam launches app for Android handsets

updated 03:35 pm EST, Wed February 2, 2011

Dropcam outs app for Android devices

Dropcam, maker of the Echo network camera system, has written to us on Wednesday, informing of a new app for Android handsets. During our review, we were limited to an iPhone app that allowed us to view live and recorded content from the wireless video cameras. Now, the same functionality, including receiving instant activity alerts, is being extended to Android handsets.

Users can view the live feed that includes audio or recorded videos if they sign up for a monthly service plan, which starts at $9 per month, from their Android 2.2-equipped smartphones. This includes the Google Nexus One, Samsung Vibrant, Motorola Droid and Droid X, HTC Droid Incredible and EVO 4G, and others. Viewing works over Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G.

A DVR function with the paid service will let users save videos for up to 30 days. Clips can be saved permanently by getting them e-mailed as well. All recordings are saved in the cloud, on Dropcam's servers. As such, they can be shared with friends and family or made entirely public.

While the Android app and its iPhone equivalent are free, the hardware costs $200 for the original Dropcam system and $280 for the Echo.








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