T-Mobile Sells 1 Millionth G1, Plans Android Upgrade in Germany
The Android-powered G1 from T-Mobile sold its millionth unit after six months on the market, reports InformationWeek. The Blackberry Storm reached that milestone in about three months, where the iPhone 3G sold 1 million units worldwide in its first weekend.
Android itself has come out with a new 1.5 version which will be carried on German T-Mobile G1 devices in May, with a rollout likely to follow in the U.S., according to Brighthand. The upgrade will enable a G1 touchscreen keyboard as well as calendar, music player and picture frame widgets for the users Home Screen.
In addition to T-Mobile, who have plans to expand the platform to other devices, other mobile manufacturers and carriers have made plans to build and support phones based on Google's open source operating system. Samsung announced two new Android models earlier this month, one of which will run on the Sprint network. Garmin has also announced an Android-powered phone, but has not confirmed a release date.