Background First Android phones in Canada HTC Dream and Magic Exclusively launched on Rogers June 2nd
Specs Both phones have a 3.2 inch touchscreen Dream has a slide out QWERTY keyboard Both run android OS
Specs ctd. HSPA/WCDMA Quad-band 3.2 Megapixel Camera
Custom Firmware Custom Firmware allows phones to be rooted
History of Android In July 2005, Google acquired Android, Inc., a small startup company based in Palo Alto, California, USA.
History of Android At Google, the team led by Rubin developed a mobile device platform powered by the Linux kernel, which they marketed to handset makers and carriers on the premise of providing a flexible, upgradeable system.
History of Android On 5 November 2007, the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of several companies which include: Texas Instruments Broadcom Corporation Google HTC Intel LG Marvell Technology Group Motorola Nvidia Qualcomm Samsung Electronics Sprint Nextel T-Mobile …was unveiled with the goal to develop open standards for mobile devices.
History of Android Since 21 October 2008, Android has been available as open source.
Features of Android OS Open Source! Allows users to add own apps free Integration with all of Google’s other applications
Other Features Java Support Application market Multi-touch support Supports additional hardware (accelerometers, magnetometers, accelerated 3d graphics) Web Browser Media Support Multi -threading
Features Due to the open source nature of Google Android and the extensive support for the system by Google, the feature list is continually growing through software updates and Apps.
Features Added through Updates The ability to record and watch videos Uploading videos to YouTube directly from phone Digital Zoom for cameras Revamped UIs