It’s the end of year and everyone is having their best of 2008 so lets see where the G1 and Android stand.
Consumer Reports ranked the G1 as the 11th best smartphone behind The Samsung Blackjack II being number 1!
Although technically tied with the iPhone at 7th place, its still odd such a low ranking but yet they put the G1 on the cover (in SILVER no less).
Android Central member Dr Tyrell provided this cover of the G1 on Consumer Reports as well the ranking information.
TechCrunch Best of 2008 reader survey results show the G1 as the 2nd best device of the year behind the iPhone.
Cnet had the G1 tied for the best cell phone of 2008 from the user ratings.
The ULTIMATE assessment is if someone gets buried with their G1 as reported with their Bluetooth and cell phones fully charged (for people to call them?!?) – although with the G1 that would only last a day.
What everyone is waiting for is the next evolution of the Android phone and this weekend some weak rumors on the G2 were circulated.
I do believe there will be a G2 device but arriving in April 2009 at the earliest with ASUS or HTC as the most likely manufacturers.
The latest rumor is that the G2 will have an everlasting battery, simple integration, immediate connection, all while being low cost – as the latest artist rendering of the G2 shows below: