The near-mythical HTC Dream handset has been rumored for longer than we can remember, and we can’t wait to get our hands on the device that was once thought to be the Google Phone (gPhone). Alas, we’ll have to wait until Google and HTC can work out the niggling details on the Android OS that powers the HTC Dream before we can take a stab at the Dream.
But, in the meantime, HTC Dream hopefuls can help ease the pain of a long wait with this video-coverage of Google’s I/O Conference in San Francisco. What you see in the video is the venerable HTC Dream running a demonstration of Google’s Android OS. Not only does the Android OS feature Google Maps, but it features Street View! That’s right, the full power of Google Maps in a smartphone – imagine that.
But, it doesn’t end there. The HTC Dream sports the hardware bits (accelerometers, or the like) to work with a “Compass Mode” in Street view that allows the user to tilt and pan around the street-level perspective by simply rotating the handset.
Hit the video below and keep praying for an early release of the HTC Dream.