Samsung I7500 Android phone to launch in Germany
The Samsung I7500 is the first mobile phone launched by a top three handset manufacturer that supports Google's Android mobile operating system. To date, the only commercially available Android handset is the HTC Dream, marketed by T-Mobile as the G1. HTC and Vodafone will also next month launch a new Android device, called the HTC Magic. Further high-profile Android handset launches are expected this year, as all major handset vendors (with the exception of Nokia) are members of the Open Handset Alliance, the Google-backed consortium that is driving Android's development.