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Google’s ’2nd’ Phone: The Magic

The BBC reports that European telecom operator Vodafone has announced details of the second “Google phone” – a phone called The...

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Piers Fawkes, PSFK on February 17, 2009. @piers_fawkes

The BBC reports that European telecom operator Vodafone has announced details of the second “Google phone” – a phone called The Magic from manufacturer HTC with Google’s operating system Android:

The Magic will feature new Android firmware, known as “Cupcake”, with changes based on G1 user suggestions. The Magic will go on sale to Vodafone customers in the UK, Germany, Spain and France, and non-exclusively in Italy.

Android phone users will be able to access the Android Market, a storefront for applications that already boasts 800 offerings. That number that is sure to grow with more Android handsets on the market.

The announcement was made at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona – a major event for the telecoms business – where it was expected that several phones that used the Google operating systems would be presented by companies. The Magic has been the only phone announced by a major player so far though.

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