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Dying to grab his T-Mobile G-1 – The Google Android version

Google introduces the new T-Mobile G1 with new cellphone operating system called Android, and Sarfraz is very proud of having being first one in Pakistan to have this in his hand. J According to him, he is the first one having Android in his hands, but I still doubt if it’s true: P

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I have not personally experienced it yet, but just gone through few reviews over the web about this phone. It is one of the Top 5 Gadgets of Year 2008. Few specs of the phone includes 3D graphics acceleration, 3 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, 256 MB integrated storage, 1GB microSD card included, HSDPA 1700 / 2100 plus quad band EDGE, Amazon MP3 app for on-device music purchases, Push Gmail support with full HTML client, Bluetooth (but no A2DP), Google Maps with Street View, Android Market for on-device app purchases, No Microsoft Exchange support, No desktop synchronization — it all happens over the air, 350 minutes talk time over 3G, 406 minutes over GSM, 402 hours standby over 3G, 319 hours over GSM.

Getting more info about Android, I found out Android operating system is based on open-source code rather than proprietary operating systems like Microsoft’s Windows Mobile or Apple’s iPhone. Now anybody can easily switch operating system without consulting or paying Google. Also, for the most part, anyone can write applications that run on the G-1. So we set out to find out if this is just a cell phone for techies to love, or if it a serious competitor in the smart phone segment of the market. It is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications. This beta version of the Android SDK provides the tools and APIs necessary to begin developing applications on the Android platform using the Java programming language. And this has seriously facilitates freaks like him, whose mission of life is to explore latest technologies in the field of mobile computing –

And the most important is I am anxiously waiting for his next visit to Islamabad – J