Android's been doing pretty well lately. Strategy Analytics expects the OS to grow by 900% this year, the i7500 looks great, and the upcoming G2 and G1.2 are going to take Android into the next generation of Smartphones.
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And now we've got even more good news for fans of the little green robot. In an interview earlier today Cole Brodman, chief tech officer for T-Mobile, stated that the company is going to launch several new Android running devices later this year. These new devices will be produced by three different manufacturers (expected to be HTC, Motorola, and Samsung). He also stated that the company is looking to get Android on several low-end budget smartphones as well.
T-Mobile's already sold in excess of 1,000,000 G1s so far. Cheaper Android-running phones should net the company even more sales, while running up lower bandwidth costs than fancier smartphones.
Brodman also had a few words on the subject of Android netbooks. He said that the company is "pretty optimistic" about the idea, and that he personally saw several prototypes of Android netbooks from some big-name manufacturers. This is fantastic news, especially since it's likely he was referring to the upcoming MSI-Android Netbook.
Android is a very fast and stable OS, and I think it'll be at its very best in a touch-screen netbook. MSI is well-known for producing quality touch-netbooks, and I don't know of anyone better to lead Android's charge into the Netbook market. Hopefully the fact that Brodman has seen some demos means we're getting close to an actual market release.