A taste of Android 'Cupcake' from the Magic phone

A taste of Android 'Cupcake' from the Magic phone

Summary: ZDNet UK has been given a sneak preview of Vodafone's exclusive HTC Magic handset, the first to use the updated 'Cupcake' version of the Android mobile platform

TOPICS: Hardware

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  • On Tuesday, ZDNet UK was given a preview of the HTC Magic, which will be exclusively carried in the UK by Vodafone.

    Taking a look at the handset also provided an opportunity to try out the functionality of version 1.5 — also known as Cupcake — of the Android platform. The second version of the Google-led platform, also rolling out from Tuesday for T-Mobile UK's G1 users, shows significant enhancements over the first, as demonstrated over the following pages.

  • As shown in the above photograph, the HTC Magic (left) is shorter than the T-Mobile G1, the first Android phone.

    The Magic measures 113x55x13.65mm, while its predecessor measures 117.7x55.7x17.1mm. The Magic is also lighter than the G1, at 118.5g with battery to the G1's 158g.

Topic: Hardware

David Meyer

About David Meyer

David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't pay the bills. David's main focus is on communications, as well as internet technologies, regulation and mobile devices.

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