August is here, and it comes bearing gifts. We’ve heard about these phones for a while now. In the Android community new phone leaks spread like wildfire, and when the release date finally rolls around everyone is excited to get their hands on the new device. So far we have the Droid 2 released yesterday, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 which will be released August 15th, and the Dell Streak which will be released on August 13th.
Sony has their new Android phone directed towards some serious multimedia use. The X10 has a 4-inch touch display and runs on a 1 GHz snapdragon processor. Not to mention the 8.1 megapixel camera which features smile detection, face recognition, autofocus and LED flash. The main thing to focus on, however, is the two “signature applications” Mediascape and Timescape. Mediascape is an app that gathers all of your photos, videos, music, etc. and puts it into one big place for browsing. It brings this data from your SD card and your online accounts like Picasa and Facebook. Timescape is an app that allows all social networking data, emails, and text messages to be places in one unified place in scrolling, chronological order. Things like Facebook and Twitter will be mixed with email and messages so you can have everything on-the-go. The Xperia X10 is looking good, and I am excited to see how things turn out.
The Dell Streak is hybrid between a smartphone and a tablet. It has a lot of great features that I am sure many will be pleased with. To kick things off you have a 5-inch screen multi-touch. Add Android 2.2and a 1 GHz snapdragon processor to that and your already have a pretty snappy device. This tablet/phone has two cameras—one being a 5mp camera with dual LED flash on the back, and a VGA front facing camera for “video chat down the road”. I don’t know about you but that gets me pretty excited. This device also features the standard 3.5mm headset jack and an expandable memory up to 32GB. This device is shaping up to be a pretty amazing addition to the wonderful world of Android.
Finally, we have the Motorola Droid 2. From the start you can see this device is pretty similar to its little brother the DROID. The keyboard has been fixed up and the D-Pad has been removed. It runs on a 1 GHz processor, ships with Android 2.2 (which is a first for any smartphone), and has a 5mp camera with flash. This device also features the MotoBlur we all know from the Droid X. This will also be available in a special R2D2 Droid 2 model which has not yet been fully revealed.
We are all hoping these phones will be a great addition to the Android lineup. We are hearing more and more news the closer we get to the holiday season so check back with TheDroidGuy for more news. Which phone sounds best to you? Let us know along with your feedback in the comments next to the article.