Today was full of Android news… Engadget have a good round up of the stories and announcements here
All the major device manufacturers and wireless carriers are getting read to release their Google Android based phones, joining T-Mobile which was first to market with the HTC G1 and more recently the HTC MyTouch3G:
- Sprint launched their HTC Hero on October 12th, and have the sweet looking Samsung Moment coming on November 1st
- Verizon’s ‘Droid’ from Motorola turns out to be a range on Android phones, not just the Motorola Sholes, which recently was referred to as the Motorola Droid. They also have the Droid Eris coming, which is Verizon’s branded HTC Sense.
- Motorola have also been quoted as stating that the majority of all their new phones for 2010 will be Android based, choosing to bet their comeback heavily on relying on Android as their common phone platform
- Motorola’s Zeppelin has been photographed, but no other details yet
- Dell has an Android based phone in works, as well as a rumored tablet like device
- Barnes and Noble’s eBook reader was has been in the news recently as a competitor to Amazon’s Kindle is also an Android based device
Windows 7 launches tomorrow, October 22. I hadn’t thought about this, but just how exactly does Microsoft work out that this version is version 7? Gizmodo takes a guess at it here, but anyway you look at it, it just doesn’t add up. Who cares anyway, since it’s really SP3 for Vista.
What an awesome ad – see here. Finally Android is gaining some momentum from the big name players, with Motorola starting the mass media onslaught by pointing out everything that the iPhone does not do, Android does. Motorola’s ‘Droid’ phone (previously known as ‘Sholes’) is coming before the end of this year.
Once a few of the big names get their phones out there I think Android is going to pick up big time. Right now with only early adopters HTC carrying the Android platform, there’s not exactly much choice, and T-Mobile are the carrier (in the US) with the currently available HTC Android phones, the G1 and the MyTouch3g. By end of the year Verizon and AT&T are supposedly going to have their Android phones for sale… by the time several different Android phones are available across all the carriers it’s going to be hard to avoid Android phones…