HTC "Dreaming" of Google's AndroidOS
March 21, 2008 6:21 AM
comment(s) - last by
HTC's first phone to run Android codenamed "Dream"
Google's Android is the most anticipated mobile phone development in 2008. Since the formation of the Open Handset Alliance by Google, many of the technology industry's well-known contributors have joined the alliance to help push forward Google's dream of a truly open mobile platform, no pun intended, including HTC who already has a number of handsets in the works.
Past rumors have suggested that HTC has been planning an Android compatible handset based on HTC's prototype Omni model but HTC has not yet confirmed this. However, the Washington Post has acquired some
details about the HTC offering
from a contact close to the project. HTC has the potential to be the first mobile handset maker to produce an Android-based phone but Samsung is in the race as well and another source claims it will be close.
HTC's supposed Android phone will be called "Dream" and is planned to include features that will help the user take advantage of mobile messaging and email applications to the fullest including a full QWERTY keyboard that will either slide or swivel out.
The Dream will also feature a touch-screen to took full advantage of HTC's Touch-Flo overlay which, sources say, is poised for a revamp for Android. Navigation controls for browsing the Internet are said to be positioned below the screen. I think the phone to be used upright like a Pocket PC touchscreen phone but the final specifications may differ.
The dimensions of the phone are said to be 5 inches in length by 3 inches in width making it roughly a half inch larger on either axis compared to Motorola's Q 9x series and Samsung's Blackjack II smartphones. Details of thickness have not been released but will play a large factor on the level of this phone's success.
In the coming months and the upcoming Computex trade show, we may see a number of prototypes from the four mobile handset makers in the Open Handset Alliance, HTC especially.
Sources say the HTC is planning an end-of 2008 launch of the Android-based Dream and we're sure to hear
more Google execs hype the Android platform
to kick things off.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
HTC is the new PALM.
3/21/2008 3:18:40 PM
Since Palm had been releasing the same old crap for the last few generations.
RE: HTC is the new PALM.
3/23/2008 6:47:37 AM
This will hopefully take Windows Mobile out back and spank it, and I like Windows Mobile!
“So far we have not seen a single Android device that does not infringe on our patents." -- Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith
Google Executive Hypes Android Even More
March 17, 2008, 2:40 PM
Latest By Purav Sanghani
More Details Revealed on NVIDIA's APX 2500 Mobile HD Platform
April 10, 2008, 9:56 PM
Iomega Accepts EMC's Acquisition Offer, ExcelStor Agreement Defunct
April 10, 2008, 4:00 PM
Comcast Plans to Roll Out Broadband Speeds of 50 Mbps by 2010
April 3, 2008, 4:19 PM
AMD Launches Triple-Core Phenom X3 Series
March 27, 2008, 3:46 PM
Indian Government Threatens Shutdown of Blackberry Services
March 26, 2008, 8:53 PM
Google Proposes "White Space" Wireless Broadband Access to FCC
March 25, 2008, 2:20 PM
AMD Preps Radeon HD 3830
March 21, 2008, 11:27 AM
HTC "Dreaming" of Google's AndroidOS
March 21, 2008, 6:21 AM
AMD Silently Cuts Prices on Radeon 3800 Again
March 20, 2008, 3:01 PM
Report: Dell SSD Returns Near 30%
March 19, 2008, 2:43 PM
Samsung Continues to Pick on Apple's iPad in Two New Commercials
July 13, 2014, 5:35 PM
Apple Barks Back Against Claims That iOS is a National Security Threat to China
July 13, 2014, 5:04 PM
Amazon Seeks FAA Permission to Test 50 MPH Flying Drones
July 11, 2014, 12:32 PM
Samsung Fails to Launch its Tizen-based Smartphone in Moscow, Unsure of New Launch Date
July 11, 2014, 9:00 AM
China's Top State-run Broadcaster Considers iOS Tracking Feature is a National Security Threat
July 11, 2014, 8:25 AM
Verizon Wireless Offers Up $100* LG G3, Will Be Available July 17
July 10, 2014, 4:21 PM
Most Popular Articles
Apple's iPhone, iPad Update iOS 7.1.2 is Badly Broken for Some
July 8, 2014, 2:00 PM
Buzz Aldrin Says First Astronauts to Set Foot on Mars Should Never Return Home
July 9, 2014, 9:46 AM
Despite Legal Threats Google Begins Posting Warnings of ISP Throttling
July 7, 2014, 5:52 PM
Update: Cadillac ELR Plug-in Hybrid "Sales Fail" Continues, Dealers Offering Up to $19k Off
July 11, 2014, 3:34 PM
Your Uncharged Smartphone, Tablet May Prevent You from Boarding U.S.-bound Flights
July 6, 2014, 11:11 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
Facebook Aims to Provide Internet to "Every Person in the World" with Drones, Satellites
Apr 1, 2014, 10:20 AM
Retail Mobile Sites Experience Outages in Light of Simplexity's Bankruptcy
Mar 14, 2014, 8:48 AM
Tesla vs. BMW: Who Has the Safer EV?
Feb 1, 2014, 2:56 PM
Justice Leaks Details of Next HTC One Two Flagship Phone
Dec 5, 2013, 4:04 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information