Google Android phones 'are on the way'

20 April 2009 — 5:00 PM

The G1 uses the Google operating system.

More of the latest phones could soon be equipped with Google's Android operating system, it has been suggested.

Shaun Collins notes in a blog post for the CCS Insight page that he was disappointed to see only a few handsets compatible with the system at the 2009 Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.

He states the Vodafone Magic phone was really "the only major announcement in this area", but adds this will probably not be the case for long.

Mr Collins explains that although there have been few additions to Android's Open Handset Alliance group, appetite for the operating system "is still picking up speed".

"I suspect most operators will decide the risk of dealing with a Google-inspired initiative is one worth taking," he concludes.

Currently, there is only one handset consumers recycling mobile phones can get hold of that use the Google software - the T Mobile G1.

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