Europe Sees Android and HTC Dream?

Posted on September 16, 2008. Filed under: android, Google, Hacks, HTC, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A huge crowd at London’s Wembley stadium gets first live experience with Google’s upcoming mobile operating system – Android on the device that looks like HTC device suggested codename Dream / G1 at the Google Developer Day 2008.

The conference covered much of Google’s projects and involvements like OpenSocial, Google Geo, Gears, Google Docs – Google Visualisation API, AJAX specfic developments.

Mike Jenning, head of Android OS development at Google, introduced  an unsuspecting crowd their first live European Demonstration of Android. He demonstrated Google Maps on the device. Videos look decent and pretty swift. Android SDK was also talked about!

The videos reveal nothing more than what we already know / seen in the leaked stuff. The revelation for us, Non-developers, is the device used for the demo. PC Pro says

far more polished” than it did in earlier leaked videos, and that by all accounts it was actually a “finished commercial device”

This brings joy, eternal happiness to my mind with a forced angered acceptance of the Device! I absolutely cannot believe HOW, WHY, WHO approved this wierd looking pulp as final finished electronic art. The focus group at HTC has got some aesthetic issues. Nevertheless, that isnt stopping us from getting one is it?

TechRadar points out:

Jennings explained that Android is designed to be a full platform, not just ‘Ajax on a phone.’ The SDK emulates an Arm 11 CPU for easier application development. “Can it be used on any embedded device?” Jennings was asked. “Why not?” he replied.

We all know what that means, Android could be seen on some already existing devices, all we need are hacks which im pretty sure will arrive when they should.

Stay tuned, Android’s buzzing everywhere!

[ via PC Pro ]

[ via TechRadar ]

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The Android looks great and will give iPhone some good competition; however I don’t see it being an “iPhone killer” as some people have suggested. I mean, Apple as a whole does a great job at promoting themselves, particularly with the younger crowd. There are tons of PCs that offer better quality and functionality and yet college campuses are littered with macs. It’s just too trendy to have an Apple product right now.

Absolutely, you nailed it. Android not just lacks that extra aura that any Apple branded product carries, but also its target niche is missing. Im confused as to who this HTC G1 is for. A simple smartphone what have been better for a launch


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