Come tomorrow and yet another product from the master aka Google is about to be released. Google is all set to release the world’s first completely open and free mobile platform, Android. Android, developed by the The Open Handset Alliance, a group ofover 30 technology and mobile companies is the working hand behind the project.
T-Mobile is releasing a new handset HTC Dream tomorrow and it runs on Google Android. The phone will go on sale in late October. Here is how it might look.
This is how it looks feature wise: (from here)
- Application framework enabling reuse and replacement of components
- Dalvik virtual machine optimized for mobile devices
- Integrated browser based on the open source WebKit engine
- Optimized graphics powered by a custom 2D graphics library; 3D graphics based on the OpenGL ES 1.0 specification (hardware acceleration optional)
- SQLite for structured data storage
- Media support for common audio, video, and still image formats (MPEG4, H.264, MP3, AAC, AMR, JPG, PNG, GIF)
- GSM Telephony (hardware dependent)
- Bluetooth, EDGE, 3G, and WiFi (hardware dependent)
- Camera, GPS, compass, and accelerometer (hardware dependent)
- Rich development environment including a device emulator, tools for debugging, memory and performance profiling, and a plugin for the Eclipse IDE
Such is the reputation of Google that Android is a well sought after platform even before its release with many people wanting their mobiles running on it. I also want my P1i to run on Android, atleast for a change.