[sneak peek] Google’s Android 3G Phone

With news reports coming out this week that Apple has surpassed Google in market valuation, this phone needs to be a big hit really fast.

The review below does not support this theory and Google will probably make the proper adjustments before its supposed launch in the Fall but do you think people will flock to the Android?

via Alley Insider

Spy pics of Google's new Android Phone to be released in the fall.

Spy pics of Google's Android Phone

So now we know that the first GPhone is indeed coming this fall.

Will it be a hit? It’s hard to tell much from the supposed spy photos we’ve seen floating around on the Web, like the one to the right.

But someone who’s actually seen the gadget — similar, if not identical to the one in the photo — tells us that both the hardware (from handset-maker HTC) and Google’s Android software suffer from a similar problem: They’re technically powerful but not as elegant as Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone and OS X.

Specifically, the phone — apparently a hot item to show off in Google’s cafeterias these days — is big and bulky, and not as sleek as the iPhone. And Android, while extremely powerful, has a less-elegant, less-user-friendly interface than the iPhone.

Does this mean it won’t sell well? Of course not. There’s a lot more variables, like device and contract pricing, software and services, etc. that will help determine its commercial success.

Developers, meanwhile, should get some new software to play with soon: Our source says that Google (GOOG) will finally be publicly releasing an updated version of its software developers kit in the next few weeks. Google has been releasing editions of the Android developers kit to preferred developers for several weeks — without updating the public edition — which has ticked off many of its more vocal coders.

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