Review: Android Smart Phone

It’s been some time since T-Mobile’s G1, which utilizes Google’s ground-breaking Android Operating System, was made available for purchase.  Finally, the concept has began to expand, especially now that there are many Android and smart phones on the market.  Here is a review of every Android phone, past and present.

T-Mobile G1

T-Mobile G1 is the dynamic, first “Google Phone” that was made public in October ’08, which was said to be iPhone’s biggest competitor.  Some users thought that the G1 produced by HTC, Taiwanese mobile experts, did not live up to the hype.  The phone was just too bulky, and its sliding keyboard was too cumbersome?couldn’t be used with only one hand.

But, to the G1’s credit, there were many outstanding technological innovations, especially the smooth integration of many Google apps: maps, street view, and search.  And, the G1 users were pleased with the internet connection’s speed and reliability, which means that T-Mobile accomplished their goal of actually making the internet mobile.

HTC Magic.

When HTC Magic was released back in April of ’09, the mobile community got to enjoy many improvements.  Thankfully, the sliding keyboard was put to the side for a touch screen, the camera that got ho-hum reviews earlier was transformed into a 3.2 mega pixel screen, and the handset was more compact, weighed less, and just plain looked better.  Experts began to think that Google was finally catching on to what the consumers wanted.

HTC Hero

Several weeks after the HTC Magic was introduced, out comes the Hero by HTC, also called the G2 Touch.  And, this mobile phone made people stand up and pay attention.  The handset is sleek and modern, with every feature you would expect from a mobile plus pleasantly surprising extras.

The display is a 3.2″ touch screen, with a pinch-to-zoom characteristic similar to iPhones.  It is also capable of giving the user weather updates and tracking Twitter and Facebook RSS feeds.

The HTC Hero has been applauded for being the first mobile to use an advanced “Sense” feature.  This feature has seven home screens, all completely customizable, that can be switched with a simple finger sweep.

HTC Tattoo

The HTC Tattoo was made for the user with a smaller budget, who is more open to pre-paid mobile services.  The handset is slightly smaller, 2.8″, than the previous HTC models.  Of course, there are not as many features on the Tattoo as there are on the Hero or Magic, but the Tattoo serves a special purpose?Android available to all mobile customers.

Motorola Dext

Motorola has been disconnected from cutting-edge technology for quite sometime; however, the Dext has changed the way people look at the original mobile handset companies, Motorola.

Besides the Android system, Motorola has created their own application, called MotoBlur.  MotoBlur constantly checks MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter for updates, and if any are found, they will be shown on one of the Dext’s five screens.  It is clear that Dext is appropriately aimed toward the generation of social networking.  One of the best features is the sliding QWERTY keyboard.  This keyboard is more simple to utilize than the T-Mobile G1’s failed keyboard.  There is also an application that protects the user’s security by removing all of the user’s data from the moblie phone in the event of it being lost or stolen.

Samsung Galaxy i7500

The Galaxy i7500 is the first mobile Android O2 network phone.  Although this 8MB memory phone is Samsung’s first go in this arena, it is a winner with a 3.2″ touchscreen and a camera with 5 mega pixels that include an auto-focus and flash.  Now, the Android characteristics have been scaled back a bit, but this phone is still a big hit.

The 12 month developmental pace of the Android enterprise has been outstanding, and Google has shown that they are committed to being a force to reckon with in regards to future developmental technology.  However, whether or not Google will surpass iPhone as the leading handset is yet to be seen.  However, with all that Google has done so far, the mobile community is waiting excitedly to see what Google will accomplish in the near future.