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Google’s G1 launches

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Today is D-Day for the Google’s Android-based, HTC designed Dream G1. Finally, it is available for public to buy at the T-Mobile shops around the nation. Based on early reports, there is brisk demand for the phone with people spending upto three hours in the line to get the phone, but it is no where near the frenzy for iPhone, according to the Reuters blog. Simultaneously, the Android Marketplace from Google has also gone live with about 50 applications. Technically, the Marketplace was running last week when the first pre-orders began arriving at customers’ doorsteps. Google has said that it would not take a cut for the applications sold through the Marketplace. However, after deducting carriers’ cut and other expenses, the developers will get 70% of the revenue, akin to the Apple App Store. Another interesting twist that Google has put in is the delay of launching for-pay applications to Q1, 2009. According to MobileCrunch, this delay gives Google to test the Marketplace thoroughly and also build goodwill with customers who can download applications for free and sends download numbers higher.

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Written by dvdand

October 22, 2008 at 3:37 pm

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  1. Really what I have been looking for, I am going to send all of my friends here,good luck with your endeavors, your a genius.
    Lilu Sexton🙂

    Lilu Sexton

    October 27, 2008 at 4:46 am

  2. Thank you Lilu for your encouragement. Keep visiting the site and feel free to leave comments and invite your friends over. Also, if you like, you can sign up for email updates to the site using the links at the right.

    dvdand

    October 27, 2008 at 6:56 am


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