Nearly 6 months after Android was announced, we’re still waiting to see the first smartphone released by any of the carriers. There’s a rumor that we could be seeing the first HTC Handset released running Android as soon as early May, but no confirmation. However, the platform won’t be all that functional without core applications like a web browser, messaging and contact management. Google did create a mobile browser, however Opera has been doing an impressive job moving their code to the mobile platform.
However, based only on testing their code using the Android Emulator included in the SDK, Opera has managed to release Opera Mini for the Android platform. They used their existing codebase and ported the code to Android’s API, which uses its own subset of Java. Right now you can only see it running on an emulator, but the excitement behind the impending release of a real live Android smartphone is palpable.Similar Stories:
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