I have to admit – when Google announced their new ANDROID mobile operating system, I didn’t pay too much attention to it. It was nice looking, but I didn’t think there was enough “steam” behind the platform. And Google had a long, hard uphill battle against Blackberry, iPhone and even Windows Mobile. I hadn’t even really looked into any of the Android-based devices. Until today.
A friend of mine on Facebook posted a link to a video showing off the new HTC “Droid Incredible”. After watching the video, that’s exactly what it is – INCREDIBLE. The folks over at AndroidCentral put this video together. In addition, they have a lot of interesting info on their site about the new Droid Incredible, which launches on April 29th, exclusively on the Verizon Wireless network.
After watching the video, and reading more about the Android OS, I may just leave my trusty Blackberry behind and get an Android-based phone. Google has really made this new operating system shine. There are already over 50,000 apps available for the Android, with more being added every single day. They have taken all of the great features of the iPhone, and in some cases, done them one better. The contacts app seems so much more flexible. And it’s Facebook integration is smooth and seamless. Not to mention that Android devices support Flash-light (a slimmed down version of Adobe Flash), which is something that Apple REFUSES to support on both the iPhone and iPad. Even full Flash support is promised later this year. And Android 2.1 already supports multitasking, something that Apple has planned for release in the upcoming iPhone OS 4.0 due out later this year. Team that up with a nice email app, and a full HTML 4.0 compatible Webkit-based internet browser, and you’ve got one heck of a powerful device.
I don’t personally know anyone who has replaced their Blackberry with an Android phone. If you have, we’d love to hear from you.