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Philips teams up with Dixons to bring Android docking stations to the UK

Philips is bringing its Fidelio range of docking stations to Android owners through selected Currys and PC World Stores.

The new Philips Android docking range offers a choice of three models: 'room-filling' sound from the AS851 (above, £199), music for the home or on the go with the smaller battery- or mains-powered AS351 (below, £129), and an alarm clock dock, the AS111 (£70).

All three offer 'dock and play' functionality – similar to that of Apple iPod docks – thanks to a special micro USB connector that can be adjusted to different positions to suit different types of Android device.

As well as docking and charging, the docks automatically fire up the dedicated Philips Fidelio App for Android when a device is inserted – linking via Bluetooth if necessary – so pairing the mobile to the dock for instant music replay.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.