The Google Dream

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Google is at it again. This time Google is all set to launch the most awaited handsets of all time-The 'G phone' or the 'Dream'. Before you leap into comparing it with the Apple's i phone,you will be amazed at the attractive new features that the G phone promises:

  • The area you are controlling automatically expands if held for a longer time.
  • The bottom end of the handset, near the navigational controls, is slightly beveled so it nestles in the palm.
  • The screen also swivels to one side, revealing a full keyboard beneath.
  • The screen display changes from a vertical portrait mode to a horizontal display when someone uses the keyboard.

    On the more technical front, the Gphone is an Android-powered phone and has built about five prototype phones based on the Open Handset Alliance software (OHA) kit that it has used to demonstrate what an open-source phone could do - and to woo companies to join its team.

    The dream is designed for the core functions like the e-mail, text documents and YouTube--readily available by putting icons that open those applications along the top of the screen, if someone sends you, a YouTube video link, you can run it immediately, without restarting the browser. The browser also downloads large files in stages to cut the time it seems to take to bring them onto the phone.

    Google aims to be the first to hub of future OHA phone developments, including changes to the operating system or browser, or even the applications people are building for the phone, “There are twice as many phones as there are Internet users in the world," says Google's Andy Rubin, who led the Open Handset Alliance initiative. "This platform is a means of correcting this." An added benefit, he suggests, is that the software can be used in any other type of mobile device, such as wireless-enabled cars.

    The first mobile phone to use Google Inc's Android mobile operating software will cost 9, will be sold by T-Mobile USA and the phone"s manufacturer, HTC Corp, expects to ship 600,000 to 700,000 units of Google Dream.

    The story of developing the features for the G phone is quite an interesting one. The company introduced an open challenge to come up with useful application for this Android operated handset. Ten teams won 5,000 each and ten won 0,000 each for their interesting and useful application submissions. Just a few applications worth mentioning are cab4me, which helps you find a cab wherever you are GoCart, which allows you to scan product barcodes and compare product prices at local stores.


    The g phones are expected to hit the markets on the September 23rd, so be sure to live the Google Dream at its the most exciting product launch.

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