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Android Phone or GPhone
What is an Android Phone or Gphone?
Android Phone or Gphone is the generic name for a mobile device or tablet that runs the Android operating system.
Android is a FREE Operating System that allows developers from around the world to create new and exciting applications that can easily be loaded onto the phone or tablets from the Android Market.

Since 2005, Google started with plans to enter the mobile phone market. The news rumored that the company was working in a killer GPHONE or Google Phone in order to compete with the fame of the iPhone. But actually the product was a mobile operating system called Android to run on several non specific hardware devices.

On 2007 Android was the first product from the the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of several companies which include Google, Intel, Motorola, Qualcomm, T-Mobile, HTC, Sprint Nextel and NVIDIA. The goal of the Open Handset Alliance was to create new open standards for mobile devices.

Gphone Features

  • Android OS based on the Linux Kernel (2.6)
  • RunTime - Dalvik virtual machine optimized for mobile devices
  • Integrated browser based on the open source WebKit engine
  • Media support for common audio, video, and still image formats (MPEG4, H.264, MP3, AAC, AMR, JPG, PNG, GIF)
  • Optimized graphics powered by a custom 2D graphics library; 3D graphics based on the OpenGL ES 1.0 specification (hardware acceleration optional)
  • SQLite for structured data storage
  • GSM Telephony (hardware dependent)
  • Bluetooth, EDGE, 3G, and WiFi (hardware dependent)
  • Camera, GPS, compass, and accelerometer (hardware dependent)
  • Application framework enabling reuse and replacement of components
  • Android SDK Development with Java using the Eclipse IDE.
  • T-Mobile G1
    T-Mobile G1 was the first Google Phone unveiled and commercially available phone to run with the 'Android' operating system.

    The T-Mobile G1 (previously known as the HTC Dream) is an Internet-enabled smart phone designed by High Tech Computer Corporation of Taiwan. The G1 is be the first phone to the market that will use the Android mobile device platform and is intended to compete head-on with the Apple iPhone. The phone is part of an open standards effort of the Open Handset Alliance.

    The T-Mobile G1 phone was released in 2008 by T-Mobile.com. The prices was $179.99, plus taxes and fees with an offer is exclusive to T-Mobile customers, but with a requirement of a two-year agreement a data plan, or $399 without a contract.

    The original G1 was in three colors - brown, black and white.

    T-Mobile G1- specifications

    Manufacturer HTC -
    High Tech Computer Corporation Carrier T-Mobile Available October 22, 2008 (US)
    Screen 3.2 in (81 mm) HVGA (480×320) 65K color capacitive touchscreen
    Camera 3.2 mega pixel with auto focus Operating system Android 1.0 Input Capacitive touchscreen, sliding QWERTY Keyboard, Trackball
    CPU Qualcomm MSM7201A ARM6 @ 528MHz
    Memory 192 MB DDR SDRAM 256 MB Flash Memory card MicroSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible) Expansion Slot
    Networks High-speed 3.5G network connection.
    Quad band GSM / GPRS / EDGE: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    Dual band UMTS / HSDPA / HSUPA: UMTS 1700 / 2100 (US/Europe) (7.2/2 Mbit/s)
    Connectivity Bluetooth 2.0, IEEE 802.11 b/g
    Wi-Fi technology with seamless transition to open networks.

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