We know that, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that T-Mobile is launching the G2. We've even seen it in pictures now. But, there's something odd about Walmart showing it off on their website. We may be speaking for just ourselves here, but seeing a high profile device, especially one as high profile as the G2 "Blaze" here, listed in full glory (without a picture of its own, though), just seems foreign and unnatural.
August is turning out to be a pretty big month for Android, and not just in the software side of things. With the launch of plenty of Android-based devices, on several networks here in the States, it should come as no surprise that some of the regional carriers out here want to get their hands on some high-profile devices. For one such carrier, US Cellular, the HTC Desire is their device of choice.
When Project Emerald news broke, there was all sorts of speculation surrounding what it could be. Despite all the rumor mongering and speculation, we still don't have a confirmation from T-Mobile what it is. But, we have to keep the rumor mill turning, so here we are with another addition. The HTC Glacier is, supposedly, the device that will spur T-Mobile's Emerald emergence, and it's actually HTC's dual-core processor device.
LG's premiere Android handset, the Optimus Z, is finally available. But only if you're in South Korea. If you're not, then you're out of luck, and you'll just have to be happy staring at the image below. But hey, take some solace in the fact that they released it early, which means anything is possible. Like an international release date, which hasn't been promised, but more or less hinted at. And we wouldn't mind that at all, LG. Really.
While we wait for our first Acer Android Device our friends in Canada now have the Liquid E. this is second handset in Acer’s Liquid series and it looks almost identical its predecessor. There has been a few welcome additions, first of which is the Snapdragon processor. Like the original Liquid, the Liquid E CPU is also under clocked to 768, so you dont get to enjoy the full befits of the 1GHZ clock speed.
Another day, another tablet, this time around we are treated to the S7 by Huawei. This is another tablet Engadget got a preview of at the years Computex. The S7 was shown boasting a 1GHz MSM8250 Snapdragon processor and Android 2.1.
Here’s a rumor that we haven’t heard in awhile. The first time we heard of this device it was supposedly headed to Sprint to join the EVO as another Android based 4G phone. The latest rumors have this pegged to land on Verizon’s network.
The first of many Android MID’s from Dell will be available next month. For a small fee of $500 the Dell Streak can be yours and you will not be tied down to any carrier. By the end of next month you will be able to purchase this device directly from Dell.com with no strings attached.
Intel had their new Atom processor on display at this year’s Computex, Engadget had a few representatives at the expo where they got some hands on time with multiple different Android devices. One of which is this handset powered by Intel first chip designed for Android. The prototype phone used in this demo was manufactured by a company called Aava.
Before we get to the good stuff, I would like to point out the “with Google” branding on the back of the device. In the beginning Google said this branding was just for vanilla Android devices. It seems as though they’ve changed their tone not only as far as the Google Phone Store is involved but support for handsets with custom UI’s. Now to the business at hand, the Galaxy S has been benchmarked using various different tools and it performed extremely well.