Android Initial Reactions (Meta Review) – UPDATE

Rather than do a post for each tech site out there, we’re going to do a meta-review for all of the initial reactions coming in from around the web. We’ll dock this one at the top of the site and continue to add to it throughout the week. Bookmark this post or subscribe to the feed as we’ll be busy with this one!

It’s definitely very promising,” an analyst for technology research firm Gartner, Carolina Milanesi, told AFP. “This means that we should be on track to see commercial devices in the second half of 2008. Yahoo! News

The interface was quite snappy — it was almost exactly as swift as the emulated software on any PC — and it looks good and tight with lots of nice transitions et al. Crunch Gear

The interface is dead quick and rather glorious, and while we had no internet connectivity on it, we still were able to have a peek at various applications. In a few words, we like what we see. Engadget Mobile

The one thing I will say is, Android is fast, fast, fast. Like, OMG fast. Faster than any phone UI I’ve had a chance to play with before. Information Week

… you won’t have to wait that long until you can stick it to Microsoft with a Google phone – they’ll be out in the second half of this year. Sign us up.


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