June Android Power Rankings

I am a little late with this, but here are my Android power rankings for released and announced (but not released) Android handsets.

Released Android Devices

  1. HTC EVO 4G
  2. HTC Incredible
  3. Motorola Droid
  4. Google Nexus One
  5. Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10

Announced Android Devices

  1. Samsung Galaxy S/Samsung Captivate (AT&T) – 1GHz A8 Samsung Hummingbird/512MB RAM/16GB ROM/Bluetooth 3.0/WiFi BGN/4″ Super AMOLED screen/720P video recording
  2. Motorola Droid X
  3. Motorola Droid 2

Personally, I am extremely partial to the Samsung Galaxy S / Captivate (as it’s called on AT&T).  The Galaxy has iPhone 4 hardware specs (except the front facing camera) but it runs Android 2.1, but it’s not nearly as big as the HTC EVO 4G or the Droid X.  In my opinion, those are huge.  To me, the best of both worlds.  It’s a good things I had ALL TYPES OF ISSUES trying to preorder an iPhone 4 earlier this week.  🙂

May Android Power Rankings

Here is my ranking of currently available Android phones

  1. HTC Droid Incredible (Verizon)
  2. Google Nexus One (ATT, T-Mobile)
  3. Motorola Droid (Verizon)
  4. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
  5. HTC Legend

Here is my ranking of future (available in next 4 months) Android devices

  1. HTC EVO 4G – 1GHz Snapdragon/512MB RAM/8MP Cam/720p video recording/WiMax radio
  2. Samsung Galaxy S – 1GHz custom Samsung ARM processor/512MB RAM/5MP Cam/4″ Super AMOLED Screen
  3. Motorola Shadow (codename?) – 1GHZ Snapdragon/512MB RAM/8MP Cam/720P video recoding/HDMI/QWERTY/4.3″ screen

Personally, I’d get a Nexus One if I could get one for for $199/$299…not $570.  I’m trying to hold out until the Samsung Galaxy S (if it lands on AT&T)….that for the Dell Lightning looks fantastic, even though its a Windows Phone 7 device.

Check back in June for June’s rankings!

Dilemma Many Will Face in Some Months

I’ll have this dilemma.  My current device (Xperia X1) is literally falling apart in my hands.  This past week, half of my keyboard went dead for some time.  Luckily it came back to life.  I’m going to try and nurse it until the summer time, then I have to make a decision…Android vs. Windows Phone 7 Series devices.

Just a quick blurb.  I have use Google for pretty much everything…

  • email
  • documents
  • calendar
  • voice
  • chat
  • rss feed aggregation aka Google Reader
  • Youtube
  • maps
  • search
  • news

So it seems as though an Android device, which I can get now if they would release a AT&T 3G compatible Nexus One!  Or I can wait for the unique experience of the WPS7 device.  We’ll see.

On another note, as soon as I can get my hands on some WP7S developer tools, some new applications will be developed and ready for launch in the fall.