First mobile with Google’s Android unveiled

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The T-Mobile G1 will be the first device to run the search giant’s operating system. The handset features a touch screen and a QWERTY keyboard as well.

In UK, the device will be available in time for Christmas with T-Mobile tariffs of over £40 per month including unlimited internet browsing.

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A 3mp camera, a browser that can be zoomed in by tapping the screen, and a ‘one click’ contextual search are some other features. It also has wi-fi and 3G with built-in support for YouTube.

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Users will also be provided access to the so-called Android Market, where they can download from a wide range of applications.

In November last year, Google announced its plans for the Android phone software with the aim of making web access easier while on the move.

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Google also revealed the Open Handset Alliance that was a partnership of more than 30 firms to make phone software easier to work with.

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In this group, operators like Telefonica were also included aside from handset makers such Motorola, HTC and chip makers like Intel and Qualcomm as well.

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At the Mobile World Congress that was held in Barcelona in mid-February, many of these partners showed early prototype Android phones.

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The basic idea behind Android was to do the same what Linux software has done for PCs.

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