Android 4G Coming Soon, Eclair To Be Delayed?

Posted: Oct 13 2009, 9:48am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 4:48pm CDT, in News | Mobile Phones

 

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Alright, Android fans, we've got a fresh plate of rumors for you all to dig into today. The folks from Android and Me visited the MotoDev and CTIA conferences last week and had a chance to talk to some industry bigwigs. They gained some interesting (albeit unconfirmed) info for their troubles.

Most interesting was the news, allegedly from a Sprint developer's mouth, that their first 4G phone will rock Android. The carrier is supposed to roll out their 4G network in early 2010, so this could mean we're only a few months away from blazing fast internet on next-gen Android phones.

While 4G and Android will be meeting up soon, Android 2.0 appears to be a ways off. An executive from Samsung who claimed to be knowledgeable about Android development said not to expect Eclair until Q2 2010. This seems like a long time to wait, especially considering the upcoming release of the Motorola Droid. It's very possible the Droid will pack Android 1.6 instead of 2.0, but I won't believe it until I see it.

In addition to these two rumors, Android and Me managed to uncover information that INQ Mobile will be producing an Android smartphone in 2010. It will feature a highly customized ( "pimped out" was the description given) UI filled with social networking utilities. In addition, LG's first U.S. Android smartphone is supposed to be announced at the 2010 CTIA show.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/5" rel="author">Robert Evans</a>
The excitement about new smartphones, tablets and anything mobile drive Robert to unearth the latest rumors and developments in this fast moving space. He adopted 4G as soon as it become available and knows where the mobile market is going.
Robert can be contacted directly at robert@i4u.com.

 

 

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