2009 was a very strong year for the Google Android platform. Several Android-powered smartphones made a splash on the market including the HTC Hero and the Motorola DROID and it appears that the trend is bound to continue in 2010. New Android phones have already been introduced this year like the Nexus One and more are expected to be launched in the following months. Lets look at the upcoming Android phones for 2010.
Google Nexus 2: Circulating rumors indicate that this device will be manufactured by Samsung. Reports indicate that it will be similar to the Galaxy S and will feature a 4-inch AMOLED display and a front-facing camera. Rumors also indicate that this upcoming Android smartphone will be launched on the Samsung media event to be held on November 8.
Motorola DROID 2 Global: This handset is rumored to arrive on November 11. It will provide access both Verizon's 3G network and WCDMA/HSDPA/HSUPA networks of carriers in Europe. The key features for this phone are expected to include a 1.2GHz processor, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a 5 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and autofocus. This Android 2.2 smartphone may also ship with Adobe Flash Player Mobile 10.1, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and support for microSD cards up to 32GB.
HTC Incredible HD: Rumors indicate that the HTC Incredible HD will arrive at Verizon on November 23. This handset is expected to feature an aluminum case, with a 4.3 inch WVGA display, 8MP camera with dual LED flash, and front-facing camera. This upcoming Verizon Wireless smartphone is also expected to run on Android Gingerbread with HTC Sense.
Motorola DROID Pro: This handset features a candybar-style body with a 3.1-inch touchscreen display with 320 x 480 HVGA resolution and a full QWERTY keyboard. Other notable features for this handset include a 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with dual-LED flash, a 1 GHz processor, 2 GB internal memory, 2 GB micro-SD card included, 3G mobile hotspot capabilities, DLNA support, VPN support, Wi-Fi, aGPS, Bluetooth, 1420 mAh battery, and Android 2.2.
Samsung Gem: This Verizon bound smartphone is expected to offer a large touchscreen and TouchWiz 3.0 UI overlying the stock Android OS.
Samsung Continuum: this smartphone (model name SCH-i400) features a ticker display, which is located below the standard Android soft-keys. This second display is a Super AMOLED strip that continually shows push updates from IM, email, SMS, Facebook, Twitter, and more. The Verizon-bound Samsung Continuum will also offer a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, 336 MB of RAM, and Super AMOLED main display.
Motorola WX445: this Android -powered handset appears to be a phone for the low-end market. It is expected to feature a touchscreen that measures somewhere between 2.5 and 3 inches. Other known features for this handset include Android 2.1, a camera and a 1170 mAh battery.
Gigabyte GSmart: This handset is expected to land in February. The GSmart features a 2.8 QVGA touchscreen display and Android 1.6. Other key features include a Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack, 2 MP autofocus camera, Qualcomm ESM7225 528 MHz CPU, and 256MB RAM, 512MB ROM.
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