David Pogue has had a good look at the first G-phone to roll off the line. It’s a useful review. His conclusion:
So there’s your G1 report card: software, A-. Phone, B-. Network, C.
So here’s what will happen. 1. The software (done by Google) will improve rapidly. 2. Phone manufacturers will eventually produce a suitable handset. 3. The phone will be available on all networks in due course. All this will take a while, so my hunch is that the iPhone has a clear run for the time being.
I’m still tempted to try a G-phone when it arrives in the UK next month, though.