Thursday, October 16, 2008
Mark Your Calendars: The Android's Almost Here
Joseph and I were discussing Google's super phone, the Android, a mere couple of weeks ago and while we both expressed an interest in becoming Android-ites eventually, the release date of the super phone seemed still a thing of the future. Google's uber-phone will actually be available this month and it will be interesting to see if it will indeed crush the iPhone.
Even though I tend to favor Apple products for a good number of healthy reasons, the Android is promising to provide many of the features I care about having in a phone.
A snippet from today's Times article article says:
"Android comes with built-in programs like Contacts, Calendar, Calculator, Music, Google Maps, a YouTube module and chat and text-messaging programs. The Web browser uses the entire, glorious, 3.2-inch screen (480 by 320 pixels); unfortunately, it offers no Flash video. Worse, you have to do a lot of zooming in and out, and the onscreen + and - buttons are much fussier to use than pinching on the iPhone’s multitouch screen."
Read more here.
What do you think of it?