TmoNews is denying rumors of Android being delayed and pushed back to 2009. The T-mobile-geared blog is reporting that the presale of the Android phone will begin on September 17, 2008. This information, notes TmoNews, coming from a trusted source, prices the Android phone, also known as the G1, at $399.
In addition, the G1 will be released in black, white, and brown. The first Android-based phones, as this report suggests and as Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced at the end of last year, will hit the market in the second half of 2008.
Android seem to have a rather attractive interface, allowing the user to scroll through icons and quickly get to services like Google’s search engine, messaging, Google Talk and multimedia.
The internet giant also offered Android last year - as its new open-development platform for mobile devices, which would be made available under an open-source license, giving this way the necessary flexibility to those who adopt it to modify its components and design services for the basis of their work.
Google’s free, open-source application basically aims at eclipsing existing operating systems from Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Symbian, Palm (PALM) and others. Android is expected to be an open source and prone to incorporating new cutting edge technologies. It will also have a complete set of components, including a Linux-based OS, middleware stack, customizable user interface and applications.