Android Lands in London

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) showed off its Android operating system on a disguised handset today at its Google Developer Day event in London as more news on potential U.S. and European launch dates starts to emerge.

It's the first time the new OS has been demonstrated on a device in Europe, but there was no confirmation of the rampant speculation about which will be the first handset to use Android or the first operator to carry the device. (See Android Arriving November 10? and Google Unleashes Details on Android App Store.)

In the demo, the name of the handset and operator were taped out. [Ed note: But it looked A LOT like my High Tech Computer Corp. (HTC) (Taiwan: 2498) phone.]

The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that T-Mobile US Inc. will launch the first Android phone stateside in October. According to one report, T-Mobile (UK) will offer the Android-based HTC "Dream" exclusively in the U.K. starting in November. The T-Mobile press office had not returned Unstrung's call as this article was published.

Another report suggests that T-Mobile International AG in Germany will time the launch of the Android-based phone with the German Google Developer Day in Munich next Tuesday, Sept. 23. (See Now Wait for Android.)

Check out this video to watch the demo in full and see the wonder of the Blue Dot game, an application written especially for today's event:

— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Unstrung

IPobserver 12/5/2012 | 3:32:04 PM
re: Android Lands in London How long did the browser take to load Slashdot in that video demo? Yikes.
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