Smart-phones using Google’s Android OS


Did you know there is a second Android-based phone in the market?

The Australian manufacturer Kogan announced today the Kogan Agora and the Kogan Agora Pro based on the Android OS (featuring) 262K color QVGA touchscreen displays, QWERTY keyboards, quad-band GSM and tri-band 3G (HSDPA) support plus Bluetooth 2.0, FM radio and a microSD memory card slots. Coming with a price premium of about 60 US dollars, the Agora Pro will also add a 2 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi and a GPS receiver to the feature pack.

The phone ships in January 2009 and is ready for pre-order.

In other news making headlines, Google is offering the T-Mobile G1 unlocked to developers!

Google is offering a development version of the G1 that is both SIM and hardware unlocked, meaning no more nagging at T-Mobile and waiting for ages to receive an unlock code.

Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications.