Casio’s concept G-Shock phone runs Android, resists falls, water, and weight

Would you buy a Casio G-Shock phone running Android? Casio hopes you will. The company is currently in the process of developing a rugged G-Shock phone that will be able to withstand a number of things that would simply destroy any other ordinary phone.

According to Japanese site My Navi, the Casio G-Shock phone can withstand drops from up to 10 feet, is water resistant up to 10 meters, and can handle up to one ton of weight on it without feeling the pressure. The phone is currently in its prototype phase. No word on when it will be available or what version of Android it will be running.

Based on the image, Casio plans to make major modifications to the Android button layouts we’re used to seeing; the menu, home, and back buttons have been relocated to the side of the phone, something that’s new to my eyes.

So, what do you guys think about this concept phone? Will you be picking one up when/if it launches? Let us know by dropping a comment below.

Source: My Navi, via The Verge

Jonathan converted to the Android platform from Blackberry with the original Motorola Droid. He currently has a Samsung Galaxy Nexus complete with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Verizon Wireless, a Motorola Xoom, and a Kindle Fire. Besides keeping up with Android news, he enjoys spending time with his family, gaming, reading, and computers. Google+

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