Google Phone – Android
T-mobile Live Event Transcription - phone has been officially announced and will be ready for sale on 10/22/2008. The phone is dubbed the “G1.”
There really isnâ€™t a â€śGoogle Phone,â€ť per se, but it sounds better saying Gphone or Google Phone, than Android.
Android is a new operation system (platform) developed by Google that can be adopted by all the cell phone manufacturers. T-mobile is the first. It joins Palm, Windows, iPhone and Symbian operating systems among many others. I hoping Verizon a dds it next!
I hoping Verizon a
dds it next!
When the T-mobile phone is released , the owners will have an Apps store like iPhone. Something tells me Google will charge for the Apps – to recoup $10m paid!
Here’s an Gphone demo done by Sergie, a co-founder of Google.
Android features: Touch phone, Move web pages with fingers, Rich browser history (you see thumbnails of past web pages youâ€™ve seen), 3 G speed, Panorama images/satellite on maps, and tons more stuff. I bet there will be everything that’s on the current iPhone platform.
Applications â€“ Google awarded $10,000,000 to the developers of the best applications! The best 10 app winners got $275,000 each, the next 10 app winners won $100,000. Some of my favorites:
Where can I go tonight? Parties? Clubs?
Diggin (as in Diggin Your Music)
Fully interactive, customizable music player/streaming radio
(tracks down a local cab)
Carpooling – matches up drivers and riders
Add word balloons, titles, and props to the cell phone cameras and upload ‘em
Scan a barcode to instantly check if that “sale price” really is a good deal.
Keep up to date on Release date by visiting “ITM Rumors” site often!