Google's open-source operating system for mobile phones, Android, is gaining momentum, rolling like a snowball and accreting new handsets as it goes. HTC showed how it could be done with the first Android phone, which it released with T-Mobile as the T-Mobile G1. But at the souped-up speed of the mobile market, it's practically a museum piece already, as a heap of new phones have sprung up with their own flavours of Android.
Three new manufacturers have just entered the fray with the Samsung Galaxy, the Motorola Dext and the LG GW620. For the robot-lover on a budget, HTC has come up with the entry-level HTC Tattoo, while pay as you go is now an option thanks to the T-Mobile Pulse. The force is still strong with the HTC Hero and HTC Magic.
If you're overwhelmed by the options for getting on board with the little green robot, read on for the Android-vs-Android showdown. Each phone will have its moment under the microscope, and finally we'll bring them together with a table comparing the crucial features -- and price -- to see who comes out on top.
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