Thursday, October 16, 2008

State of the Art - A Look at Google’s First Phone - NYTimes.com

Looks like the Android press NDA ended. See the full article for another perplexing assessment – lots of issues, but still somehow a net-positive take

So there’s your G1 report card: software, A-. Phone, B-. Network, C.

But get psyched. Although the ungainly T-Mobile G1 is the first Android phone, it won’t be the last; Android phones will soon come in all shapes and sizes, and on all kinds of networks.

With so many cooks, it’s unlikely that any of them will achieve the beauty, simplicity and design purity of the iPhone. And it’s certain that none of them will inspire the universe of accessories — car adapters, cases, speaker systems and so on — that makes the iPhone fun to own.

State of the Art - A Look at Google’s First Phone - NYTimes.com

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