Unless you were hiding under a rock yesterday, you’d have heard the news that Android, Google‘s new mobile operating system finally has a home. The first device to sport this is the G1, and HTC device that T-mobile will be making available to punters on a choice of two tarrifs. The device looks cool, though there are still some niggles that I’m sure will be resolved pretty sharpish. Itâ€™s got GPS, WiFi, a touchscreen, an accelerometer, a camera, Gmail, Google Maps, a Webkit-based browser an App market and a keyboard. What more could you want on a phone?
It should be available in the US and UK by the “end of the year“, but this particular offering will be locked to T-mobile (until someone writes an unlock for it). However, the OS is open source, so it won’t be long before a whole host of other mobile phones could be running it. Expect a number of gadget sites to be publishing instructions on how to install it on unlocked cell phones with the right specification as it becomes more and more commonplace.