The Androids Among Us

Donovan, John
September 2008
Portable Design;Sep2008, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p6
The article reports on the marketing permission given by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for the introduction of HTC Dream, the first handset based on Goggle Inc.'s Android mobile platform in the U.S. The handset is expected to be launched by T-Mobile in December 2008, featuring a touchscreen, wireless-fidelity (Wi-Fi) and several Google applications. Its introduction is considered to lure the market to avoid paying licensing fees to Microsoft or Symbian for their mobile.


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