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Android Devices Uncovered - MWC

Postby plusminus » Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:00 pm

Hello Community,

according to many sources ARM uncovered an fully running Android-Device minutes ago on the currently ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The device is said to have just a 200MHz processor, but is running at amazing speed. It is capable of sending EMails (using Googles GMail), browsing the Web, play Audio & Video and of course making and receiving phone calls. It looks pretty similar to the devices Google presented in the very first Android description-video.

There even is a video of that early Android-Device ARM promoted at their stall:
[align=center][youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=RF1fw7PHZ8w[/youtube][/align]
The device is powered by a simple lowcost/lowend ARM9 processor "to demonstrate the scalability of Android" but running very fluid, as we can see in the video.

Qualcomm showed a prototype/development board at their stall, which is a bit farer away from an actual product:

[align=center]Image-Source: gizmodo.com
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Additionally to the lack of AndroidSDK-Updates, developers are now also waiting to get their hands on the first actual Android-devices. But unfortunately we will all have to wait until the 2[sup]nd[/sup] half of this year. Nothing was heard yet of developers-preview-devices.

[Update] Also Texas Instruments (TI) announced it will demonstrate an early look on the Android mobile platform within the next days. They are planning to show a prototype handset based on TI’s OMAP850 processor, that also includes Wireless LAN and Bluetooth.

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