Moto Android 2.0 smartphone revealed
Up close and personal with Droid
Motorola’s upcoming Android smartphone has finally been revealed in a set of front-and-back pictures published online.
Motoroal's Droid could be its first smartphone to run éclair
Droid is said to be slightly thicker than the iPhone 3GS, yet also the “thinnest Qwerty slider we’ve ever seen”, according to website Boy Genius Report, which appears to have had a one-on-one with the Moto smartphone.
Android G1 memories, anyone?
Texas Instrument’s OMAP3430 processor powers Moto’s Droid into a state where the phone “flies”, the report added.
Droid will also reportedly ship with a docking station, enabling the device to transform into multimedia station. In this mode, the device could be used for desktop display of your local weather, the time, etc.
5Mp camera - not too shabby
Motorola hasn’t confirmed a launch date or price for its Android Droid, yet. ®
Hmmm, you is ugly!
I agree that it looks ugly, but I can't wait to end my iPhone contract and try a bit of Andriod. Maybe not this phone, but in 6-8 months something better is bound to come along. Things have come a long way since WM5, but I'm not sure it has always been in the right direction. iPhone may be the current sweetheart, but it'll never last.
@Function over form
"What are you lot techs or fashion girls? I'd take functions over form as long as it fits in my pocket, I want things that work not just look pretty. Fix the bugs not the icons!"
I think they should fix both and I think style and function go hand in hand.
This is a finger operated device, see the talk bubble? If I press outside the bubble but inside it's bounding rectangle, am I in or out of the icon? The design makes it ambiguous.
You see how styling it as a button, you also make it clear to the user what is inside and what is outside of the icon.
A good stylist is what Google needs for that device. I've seen it several times and thought 'yuck'.
Function over form
What are you lot techs or fashion girls? I'd take functions over form as long as it fits in my pocket, I want things that work not just look pretty. Fix the bugs not the icons!
I actually think it looks quite good. Almost a bit retro. It looks a bit like one of the old scientific calculators I had at school.
If they look at the iPhone, he's removed the text under the icon, and evened up the icons using a rectangle format. Making for a neater more pleasing display.
I have to say Android needs a stylist, it's butt ugly.