The T-Mobile G1 phone has gotten surprisingly good marks for a first effort with a new operating system and has captured a lot of attention. The Google-influenced Android platform has a lot of OEMs paying close attention with the obvious excitement over the G1. Handset giant Motorola is reported to getting an Android-based handset ready for distribution in 2009. Motorola has been talking up an Android phone of late to anyone who will listen and is touting it as a social smartphone for the 16 to 30-something crowd. They are claiming it will be tightly integrated with big social networks like Facebook and MySpace, among others. They also state it will have an "iPhone-like touch screen" but are not tossing any photos around of the phone.
(via Business Week)