Digital Directions: Of Androids and E-books
After a year of anticipation and rumor, the recent unveiling of the ‘Android' was decidedly anticlimactic. The launch of the first product running Google's open-source Android mobile operating system, a device manufactured by HTC of Taiwan to operate on the T-Mobile network, didn't make much of a splash. The press was unabashedly nonplussed. Out of the gate, the launch of the first Android phone, called the T-Mobile G1 with Google, failed on at least one count: matching the appeal of the iPhone.