The IFA conference in Germany should be the source of all kinds of Android news over the next several days, and I’m particularly excited for Eric Schmidt’s closing keynote on the 7th. While we wait in anticipation for some major Google news, plenty of products are being launched featuring Google’s Android operating system.
Huawei announced a new affordable Android called Ideos yesterday, designed to bring Android 2.2 to the masses at the very affordable no-contract price of $175. While the specs aren’t mind-blowing (2.8″ capacitive display at 320 x 240, 528 MHz processor, 3.2 megapixel autofocus cam without flash), the device is a “with Google” vanilla Android gadget, and is said to have been developed side by side with Google. Huawei indicated that this will result in delay-free updates, as seen with the Nexus One.
Huawei’s official product page is up and down at the time of this writing.