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Android In India: Geodesic IM; Handsets From HTC, LG and Samsung

logo_androidThe Android platform, developed and backed by Google, is soon going to make its presence felt in India, as handset makers and application developers are gearing up to launch products for the open source OS. Android is backed by the Open Handset Alliance, with members including LG, Motorola, Samsung, Acer, HTC, Sony Ericsson and Vodafone. Some developers developers have been using android enabled handsets – G1-Phones – for quite a while now, provided for application development by Google.


archive_chat-convGeodesic, the makers of Mundu instant messenger, have launched an instant messenger (IM) for Android phones. The messenger integrates popular chat messaging clients such as GTalk, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Web Messenger, as well as other chat services – AIM, ICQ and Jabber within it. More importantly, it allows users to conference, transfer files (photos etc) via the mobile, apart from providing a chat history. Mundu for Android OS was on the anvil as we had noted in Medianama’s financial report on Geodesic’s Q4. Geodesic sent us a lot of screenshots: you may download them here.


But what good is an application if the handsets aren’t being distributed for it. HTC, known for its Touch series of phones, will launch a phone based on Google’s Android OS later this year, ET reports. HTC offers a G1 phone with T-Mobile, another called Magic and will soon launch its third Android handset on June 24th, according to T3. It is not the only one – Japanese telco DoCoMo, which is an alliance of Tata Indicom could also launch an Android-based handset in India, according to another ET report.

Samsung is planning to launch the Android powered handset Galaxy within two months, reports Business Standard, as a part of a 7 handset launch plan. LG’s plan is to launch 3 new handsets running on Android by the end of 2009, of a total of 5 new handsets being launched by the company in India, the Hindu reports. The Android handsets will allow users access to the Android market, as well as a host of Google services; not that you can’t download Google services on other handsets, though.

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