Friday, August 19, 2011

Milestone GSM Androids

Wondering why your shiny new droid starts to loose its luster quick, it looks like the Android product life cycle is 6 months or less, while most other gadgets are refreshed on a yearly basis. Here is a look at some of the milestone Android phones for the past three years.


2009

HTC Dream (Released February) - 3.2 inch TFT 320 x 480 screen, 192MB RAM, 528 MHz ARM 11 processor, Adreno 130 GPU and full QWERTY keypad.

HTC Dream (Released June) - 3.2 inch TFT 320 x 480 screen, Gorilla Glass Display, 288MB RAM, 528 MHz ARM 11 processor and Adreno 130 GPU.

Motorola Milestone (Released November) - 3.7 inch TFT 480 x 854 screen, Gorilla Glass Display, 256MB RAM, ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz, PowerVR SGX530 graphics, and full QWERTY keypad.


2010

Google Nexus One (HTC)(Released January) - 3.7 inch AMOLED 480 x 800 screen, Gorilla Glass Display, 512MB RAM, 1 GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon chipset, with four capacitative buttons.

Samsung I9000 Galaxy S (Released June) - 4.0 inch Super AMOLED 480 x 800 screen, Gorilla Glass Display, 512MB RAM, 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, PowerVR SGX540 GPU, and Hummingbird chipset.

HTC Desire HD (Released September) - 4.3 inch TFT 480 x 800 screen, Gorilla Glass Display, 768MB RAM, 1 GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU and Qualcomm QSD8255 Snapdragon chipset.


2011 
LG Optimus 2X (Released February) - 4.0 inch TFT 480 x 800 screen, Gorilla Glass Display, 512MB RAM, Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor and ULP GeForce GPU and Tegra 2 AP20H chipset.

Motorola Atrix (Released April) - 4.0 inch TFT 540 x 960 screen, Gorilla Glass Display, 1GB RAM, Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor and ULP GeForce GPU, Tegra 2 AP20H chipset.
                                                
Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II (Released June) - 4.3 inch Super AMOLED 480 x 800 screen, Gorilla Glass Display, 1GB RAM, Dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, Mali-400MP GPU, Exynos chipset.


What do we expect before the end of 2011?

The next Android- 4.7 inch Super AMOLED 720 x 1280 screen, Gorilla Glass Display, 1GB RAM and Dual-core 1.5GHz processor.

One day this will slowdown as the platform matures, but right now you can expect the smartphone technology to move at this blistering pace. 

















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