Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th May 2009 17:56 UTC
Google Google predicts that some 18 to 20 phones, from eight to nine manufacturers, will come with Android OS installed on them by the end of the year. Although Android is open-source, manufacturers will be able to sign distribution deals with Google in order to pre-install their phones with more options such as Google Apps. The Android OS is widely predicted to also make the jump to mini-notebooks soon.
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RE: Predictions
by Lobotomik on Fri 29th May 2009 22:35 UTC in reply to "Predictions"
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2006-01-03

Actually, there's only two - the HTC G1 and the HTC Magic. The latter has only been out for less than a month, and only in a few countries in Europe. The G1 has been out since October, but only in the US, and only in T-Mobile, which is small, until very recently. And, let's face it, the G1 is a clunky piece of hardware.

However, Android is already number two in mobile web access, far behind the iPhone, but already in front of everyone else. And rising fast. No way can that be presented as a market failure.

And now, besides HTC, which is a small player, we will be getting much sexier devices than the G1 from Samsung, Motorola and Sony Ericsson, to name a few. 18 devices this year! If that is not success, then I would not mind failure.

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RE[2]: Predictions
by grahamtriggs on Sat 30th May 2009 10:43 in reply to "RE: Predictions"
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2009-05-27

Actually, the G1 is also available in the UK on T-Mobile. In fact, I think it's available in all territories that T-Mobile operate in.

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RE[3]: Predictions
by Calipso on Sat 30th May 2009 15:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Predictions"
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2007-03-13

The G1 is also about to be released in Canada on the Rogers network. I believe the call it the Revolution or something.

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