Dell is readying a line of Android products, the computer maker said this week, which will include no fewer than four phones. The Android handsets will range from the budget-minded Aero to the Thunder superphone, which includes everything you’d expect in a high-end phone, plus a custom Hulu app. The Android line-up will also feature a 5-inch tablet dubbed the Streak. Dell plans to launch a larger model — the Looking Glass — with Nvidia Tegra 2 technology later in the year.
In the meantime, another 7-inch tablet running Android was unveiled. Due out in July, the Cruz Tablet , which is being produced by PC maker Velocity Micro, will have Android 2.1 running the show and a web browser with full Flash 10.1 support; memory expansion will be possible through USB and SD cards. While tablets running Android aren’t able to interact with the official Android Market, Velocity Micro says there will be a “Cruz Market” for distributing apps.
Also this week, an enterprising individual was able to install Android on the iPhone. The hacked device works as a regular Android phone, yet retains the ability to boot into the iPhone OS — though the Google OS on the Apple device was said to be “a bit buggy and unstable.”