Pleasant 'Dream' for HTC, Google: FCC approves

The FCC has approved HTC's 'Dream' phone, which will now be the first Android-based handset to hit the market, InfoWeek reports. It will support T-Mobile's 3G network.

The FCC has approved HTC's 'Dream' phone, which will now be the first Android-based handset to hit the market, InfoWeek reports. It will support T-Mobile's 3G network. (Let's see if it handles 3G better than Apple and AT&T.)

Looks like it will have a "jog ball" (trackball?), 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and BlueTooth.

Meanwhile, Google released v. 0.9 of the Android SDK, PC Mag says. In this version: new home screen and UI changes, apps like clock, calculator, camera, music player, SMS messaging. Also new dev tools like a preview of XML layouts for Eclipse. What's missing: GTalk and Bluetooth. Given the disparities between HTC Dream and Android SDK 0.9, it's safe to say that "Android will likely improve greatly before HTC and T-Mobile debut the first phones to use Android in October, thanks in no small part to the OS's openness toward third-party developers," as PC Mag says.