Google Android is a operating system for mobile phones and mobile devices that uses modified version of open source Linux operating system and includes an operating system, middleware and key applications. It allows developers to write managed code in the Java language for controlling the device via Google-developed Java libraries.
The open source Google Android OS for mobile is in direct competition to several prevailing high-end operating system for mobiles such as Apple’s iPhone OS, Microsoft’s Windows Mobile, Blackberry’s RIM, Samsung BADA and Nokis’s open-source Symbian OS.
Here are some of the latest Android powered touch phones from leading brands which have already been launched or are expected to arrive soon in India market:
Samsung Galaxy 5 i5500 Smartphone with Android 2.1
Most economical member of Samsung’s GALAXY family mobile phone, the Samsung Galaxy 5 I5500 Smartphone is now available in India. Powered by Google Android latest 2.1 Eclair platform this Smartphone features 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen display with Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate and is highly rated as best Android phone under Rs. 10,000 in India.
Samsung ‘Galaxy S’ i9000 Smartphone Powered by Android v2.1
Samsung’s 3G ready Samsung Galaxy S i900 Smartphone is a real iPhone killer that runs on Google Android 2.1 OS and features 4.0-inch Capacitive Touchscreen display with Samsung’s TouchWiz 3.0 user interface.
Armed with 1-GHz ARM Cortex A8 Processor and SGX540 GPU the Samsung Galaxy S i9000 Smartphone is powered by Google Android operating system v2.1 dubbed as Eclair (as in chocolate) and is Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and Tri-band 3G HSDPA 900/1900/2100 MHz network ready featuring 3G, WiFi, GPS, 5MP camera with 720p HD video recording.
Android Eclair 2.1 Powered HTC Desire Smartphone
Expected to be available during April 2010, the HTC Desire Smartphone is quad-band GSM/EDGE and HSDPA 900/2100 Mhz network ready handset, equipped with 1-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz processor and is powered by Google’s latest Android v2.1 (Eclair) mobile OS. It features Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, Proximity sensor for auto-power-turn-off and feature a brand new optical joystick, surrounded by a narrow button replaces the traditional trackball improving usability without interrupting its unique design.
LG GW620 Android Powered 3G Smartphone Featuring Slide-out QWERTY Keypad
Launched earlier on 10th January 2010 in UK market, the new 3G ready LG GW620 Smartphone is powered by Google Android v1.2 (CupCake) Mobile OD and LG’s custom S-Class User Interface and offers a series of apps from news and weather apps, to games apps, Google Mail, Google Maps, Google Talk, Google Search and favourite social networking apps including Facebook, Bebo and Twitter.
HTC Legend Powered by Android Eclair 2.1
The HTC Legend Smartphone boasts a unique design with a smooth, continuous surface, machined from a single aluminum block into a seamless compact frame and is powered by Android Eclair 2.1 mobile operating system and features newly enhanced HTC Sense user interface with exciting new features.
Sony Xperia X10 Mini Pro QWERTY Smartphone Powered by Android 1.6
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro smartphone is powered by 600 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor and it runs on Google Android 1.6 mobile operating system and the credit-card side smartphone comes equipped with Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate and scratch-resistant glass screen surface and offers full slidable QWERTY keyboard, like in original Xperia X10 phone.
Sony Xperia X10 Mini Smartphone Powered by Google Android 1.6
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini smartphone is powered by 600 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor and it runs on Google Android 1.6 mobile operating system with Google services and Android Market and is equipped with Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate and scratch-resistant glass screen surface.
Samsung Android Powered i5700 Galaxy Spica Touchscreen Smartphone with GPS
The Samsung i5700 Galaxy smartphone, also dubbed as Samsung I5700 Galaxy LITE or Galaxy Portal, is powered by Google Android operating system v1.6 dubbed as Cupcake and is Quadband GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and 3G HSDPA 900/1900/2100 MHz network ready handset has a large 3.2 inch, 320 x 480 pixels wide 64K colors capable HVGA Capacitive touchscreen and is equipped with Accelerometer sensor for auto rotate.
Acer Android Powered LIQUID Series High-Definition Smartphone
Acer LIQUID high-definition smartphone, is the first phone in the market running Google Android platform to use Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor, combining cutting-edge technologies, software innovation and an ultra-fluid user interface to create an all-new mobile experience. The Acer Liquid phone is powered by 1-GHz Qualcomm QSD 8250 Snapdragon Processor and is equipped with 3.5-inch WVGA (800 × 480) Capacitive Touchscreen and it runs Android 1.6 dubbed Donut, operating system with Acer’s custom Spinlets user interface skin on top with easy access to entertainment and web bookmarks.