We unboxed it last week, and seven days later our Vodafone HTC Magic review is live over at Android Community. The second Android-powered smartphone to reach the market, the Magic keeps much of the T-Mobile G1′s spec sheet but abandons the hardware keyboard for OS 1.5 Cupcake, a new on-screen ‘board and a slick, slender body.
Android OS 1.5 Cupcake video demo after the cut
As well as new input methods, Cupcake brings with it updates to the browser – including a new bookmark system – and video recording and playback functionality. There are also instant uploads to YouTube and Picasa.
The G1 was criticized for being an enthusiasts phone, demanding patience with a fledgling OS and accused of missing features that even basic handsets included without a second thought. Does the Magic fall into the same trap? The only way to find out is to head over to the Android Community HTC Magic review.
HTC Magic Android OS 1.5 Cupcake video demo: