Week in Review: Dawn of the Android

T-Mobile commanded an Apple level of gadget attention this week when it introduced the G1, the world's first phone to feature Google Android. That being, of course, Google's cellphone operating system that anyone can design applications for, making it not unlike another phone you may have heard of. The difference, though, is that Android is open source, giving app designers much more freedom than Apple's proprietary method. Want to know more? Take the video tour, read our hands-on impressions of the G1, and find out why columnist Stewart Wolpin thinks the iPhone will still kick Android butt.

From the small to the big: Besides phones, electric and hybrid vehicles were big news this week, with Chrysler and Mitsubishi and Chrysler again showing off new models. Still not big enough for you? Check out the space elevator Japan has in the works.

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