Now since the world’s first open source Android powered phone is released by HTC, let’s see if it has in it to become the market leader in the touch segment.
This mobile is called the T-Mobile G1 and is released in October 2008 in the US and will be made available to the rest of the world in early months of 2009.
Although different mobile handset makers may provide different features, Android code itself is capable of showing up some stunning features. They include:
- Android powered mobile can support connectivity of types GSM, EDGE, CDMA, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, EV-DO, and UMTS.
- The famous Webkit application platform is the base for Android powered mobile, Fast and Furious.
- It is adaptable with simple smart phones and also large VGA 3D graphics.
- The memory is stored in the SQLite database format, which means lots of data cheaply.
- MMS and threaded SMS formats can be seen. Typical Google impact seen here.
- Other software codes can be easily translated into Android format so lots of third party applications.
- Android supports a wide variety of media formats like MP3, MPEG4, H.264, AAC, OGG, AMR, PNG, GIF, JPEG.
- Not to be mentioned Android is specialized for touch mobiles. It also is capable of handling GPS, Accelerators both for browsing and also in the case of streaming videos and graphics.
And the point above all, because of its open source nature, the price of Android powered mobiles will be far lower than the traditional Symbians and iPhones.
So, are Nokia’s and Apple’s watching this development?