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Android - It’s all about the chin!!

jon bradford [PersonRank 2]

Tuesday, August 26, 2008
14 years ago3,111 views

Am sure everyone has seen engineering pictures of the new Android (and its chin). Andy Rubin has a reputation for innovative software (and hardware) – see the Sidekick.

Nothing happens by chance in Google – that chin allows the new G1 (when turned 90 degrees) to work as a web browser – without touching the screen (dirty marks etc). What I think is more interesting is the gaming potential of the G1 with the roller ball and the tilted chin ... more ideas

what does everyone else think?


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Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Direct link to Android Guys:

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

And the first devices will include the Bluetooth support, however
(newer information available after this forum thread

"The 1.0 version of Android and the first devices will include support for Bluetooth; for instance, Android will support Bluetooth headsets. In the early-look SDKs, there was an incomplete draft of an API that exposed Bluetooth functionality to developers. Unfortunately we had to remove that API from the 1.0 release.

The post shares information about GTalkService functionality too.

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