Enterprise Mobility: T-Mobile Ships the HTC G2 with Android 2.2 and High Speed HSPA+

By Wayne Rash  |  Posted 2010-10-29 Print this article Print
T-Mobile Ships the HTC G2 with Android 2.2 and High Speed HSPA+

T-Mobile Ships the HTC G2 with Android 2.2 and High Speed HSPA+

by Wayne Rash
T-Mobile's new G2 Android smart phone is the successor to the phone that started the Android movement, the G1. Unlike most other Android phones, this device supports T-Mobile's high-speed HSPA+ version of 3G, which gives it a speed advantage over other 3G devices, as well as the current crop of 4G devices. While T-Mobile's 3G service is still being built out, when you find an area with a good signal, the whole Android experience seems more seamless. As is the case with previous Android devices, the G2 will work with a wide variety of e-mail systems. In addition it will support streaming HD video and streaming audio. The phone is easy to use, although the physical keyboard could be a little larger. For the most part, this implementation of Android's on-screen keyboard is much easier to use than in the past, making the physical keyboard less necessary. The very high-speed 3G makes finding, downloading and installing apps from the Android Market almost instantaneous. Overall, the G2 works well, it's easy to use and it's very fast when you've got the right coverage.
Wayne Rash Wayne Rash is a Senior Analyst for eWEEK Labs and runs the magazine's Washington Bureau. Prior to joining eWEEK as a Senior Writer on wireless technology, he was a Senior Contributing Editor and previously a Senior Analyst in the InfoWorld Test Center. He was also a reviewer for Federal Computer Week and Information Security Magazine. Previously, he ran the reviews and events departments at CMP's InternetWeek.

He is a retired naval officer, a former principal at American Management Systems and a long-time columnist for Byte Magazine. He is a regular contributor to Plane & Pilot Magazine and The Washington Post.

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