If you have been following me on Twitter, you can probably tell that I’m very excited about the next release of Google’s Android Phone. It’s called the G2 and will be exclusively distributed by Vodaphone.
Check out this video. It shows off the qwerty keyboard with predictive text and corrective text.
The release date is 1 May 2009 for the UK and they are accepting orders for it now. There’s been a lot of chatter about it on blogs, tech and gadget websites, and video demo’s are popping up everywhere on youtube, vidder, etc…
Why am I excited about the Android? Because the platform is opensource so it opens up to the possibility of more applications. And you know developers can come up with some crazy apps! It will be superior to the iphone.
At the moment, the release date is set for the following countries and this is what they are getting:
Germany – black version
Italy – black and white version (why?!!!)
Spain – white version
The obvious question is – when will it be released in Australia? There are no plans at the moment. I couldn’t find anything on the internet. Why am I not suprised? I checked the vodaphone website in Australia, they don’t even list HTC phones on there!! Optus is still flogging off the G1 (first version) aka the HTC Dream. According to ZDNeT:
“As with the Dream, HTC will be announcing the Magic for different countries only after it has secured operator partnerships. Vodafone will be selling it in Europe but there have been no announcements for Australia yet.”
I’m out like the G1,
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Mashup with Tokyo google maps and Nintendo Wii. Very Cool. It’s called Tokyo Jogging. The video shows that the Google Map doesn’t load fast enough to keep up with the jogging. The guy looks like he is running forever before he moves to the next section. However, this appears to be how Google maps work. You have to click through and press the arrow button before it moves you to the next section.
I’m out like running in Tokyo,
We have the first video up from the Get Digital breakfast with Google.
Yuri Narciss, Head of Technology Industry Sales talks Innovation.
The event was held on Thursday 12 March 2008.
This is Part 1 of 4.
Slides will be coming soon.
First there was Eminem – white guy rapping. Then there was Jin – Asian Guy rapping. Now there’s this dude!
He’s a black dude that can sing Chinese! Fuses that Joe / Boyz 2 Men style with Jay Chou style!
It’s pretty cool! He can speak much better Chinese (that I would ever hope).
Apparently, from what I can gather from the Youtube comments his name is “Haoge” and he is from Liberia.
How funny are these youtube comments (spelling left unchanged for authenticity)
“is that jason richardson from the golden state warriors singing in chinese??”
“Probably noy ethnically Chinese, so kudos to his Chinese. Pretty good.”
“african people can sing everything and make it sounds good:)”
“the wrong!! the iam balck!! and black people dont sing chines!! bcz in the ghetto !! you have just 1 chance!! baby!! and G-CODE !! song will show alot of thing just write g code and press the first song!!!!NE HAO”
I’m out like black guys singing chinese music!