Android OS shows new tricks

28 Feb, 2008

The Google Android OS is generating more hype the closer we get to its market debut. Therefore when Google's director of mobile platforms Andy Rubin makes a preview of a working device with it there is no way that it will go unnoticed.

From what we see from the video made by BBC (a bit makeshift we should add) the Android might just live up to the expectations of being the best thing since sliced bread. We are not quite sure if all the features are like that but the ones shown on the demo work like a charm.

On the featured demo you will see the Android OS running on a reference device based on the Qualcomm MSM7200 with a 300Mhz processor.

The chipset is gaining popularity with PocketPC manufacturers - it was also in the root of the HTC user upheaval for some reportedly missing video drivers. The Android OS however benefits from the Qualcomm integrated 2D/3D accelerator in a way that the disgruntled HTC users could only wish for - it's playing a Quake demo at 30 fps. Beat that HTC TyTN II. But we digress.

The main benefit from this video demo is that it shows the responsiveness of the Android-powered device. Its web browser is different (and more fluid) from what we saw at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona 2 weeks ago. Furthermore it is the first mobile device to feature the Street View Google application.


Reader comments

No man

Trash software. It should have never released

Quake 30 frames per second :) we having know almost xbox 360 graphics on phones, 7 short years, such amazing progress is done :)

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