Low-end and Midrange Android Phones
Many individuals over look the lower end Android phones but anyone that desires a a smart phone on a budget might consider purchasing one of these phones. These phones range from android 1.0 to android 1.5
The Dream G1 is the first android operation phone to be released. This release was achieved on October 22, 2008 and while they aren't as easy to find currently as the more up-to-date phones they are a definitely bargain at their price range. The Dream G1 is an HTC phone that is available on T-mobile's network.
The Magic MyTouch 3G is an Android phone that is also available from HTC. It was initially released in May of 2009 and comes with the android 1.5 OS. The carriers that allow this phone for usage are T-mobile, Vodafone, and Orange (UK). This is also a lower priced smart phone with many smart functions that are considered vital in current models. Just like the Dream G1 this phone comes will a pull out qwerty Keyboard.
The HTC Hero carried by SPRINT is one of the most remarked upon smart phones in North America to date. It utilizes the HTC sense UI architecture which some labeled as android to the next level when it was first released back in October of 2009.
The LG Eve is one of the most sought after phones in Canada currently due to the exceptionally low price for locked in service. Rogers of Canada is the locked in carrier of the mobile device currently and many individuals see this as a good thing. While all other smart phones listed with the android 1.5 operating system are typically one hundred to two hundred dollars with a locked in contract this phone is notable in that it sells its locked in version for only forty nine dollars Canadian.
Recently Released High-end Android Phones
Motorola's Droid Milestone is one of the most talked about phones in existence. The hype surrounding it before its release caused a great deal of rumor and intrigue to be manufactured. Verizon has this particular phone locked down via contract and it has maintained its popularity since November of 2009. The Droid is the phone that managed to invade many people's minds and convince the individuals that were sitting on the fence to purchase a smart phone in the first place due to an interesting ad campaign. The Droid was known primarily for having the first stock version of android 2.0 available on any system. As many know Verizon has this
The Samsung Moment, on the Sprint network, is considered a solid mid-range phone that currently comes with the android 1.5 architecture. It is included in the high-end section of this information article solely because it is slated to upgrade to version 2.0 of android in the next few months. This will mean that an affordable solution to the smart phone community will be available with close to current programming technology.
The Eris crafted by HTC and released in November of 2009 uses what is known as the HTC Sense UI architecture that many consider a notable side step of the typical android OS. The operating system version known as "cupcake" makes itself known on this device and for many individuals in North America this is the most purchased smart phone option. This smart phone is carried by Verizon and can be found in most upperscale electronics shops and all Verizon stores.
Some consider the Google Nexus One to be the current Holy Grail of smart phone technology. This mobile device is manufactured by HTC and was the first cell phone in existence to be released with the android 2.1 operating system. This meant that technologically it was cutting edge in comparison to its closest rivals and business partners. As a Google phone it is completely unlocked primarily with the option for carriers to have locked in contracts to be available as more of them join up. Currently T-mobile carries the Device in the US with Vodafone and Verizon expected to join in shortly or to reformat their pricing plan as they go along.
No matter what smart phone option seems best for people there is still one key thing to take into account. It isn't the bells and whistles of the phone but how and where the owner can use it. 3G connectivity is spotty with many smart phones and the best purchase isn't always the lowest price. The best purchase is a phone that can be used frequently in the area the owner will be primarily living in. Luckily there are many slated to be released in North America in 2010. The numbers some individuals cite seem to relate to at least fifty being available from a wide variety of companies.
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