The Android Revolution started 3 years ago Friday with the introduction of the T-Mobile G1
0. phoneArena 25 Sep 2011, 02:39 posted on
Many date the beginning of Androidmania to the release of the Motorola DROID on Verizon back in November 2009; Friday was the third anniversary of the introduction of the actual first Android flavored phone, the T-Mobile G1 which was presciently called a "Game Changer" by some experts...
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87. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)
The Google G1 slaveishly copied the Blackberry? What kind of weed are you smoking can I get a hit, puff puff give motherfer.
9. Whateverman (Posts: 3253; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Android has come a really long way when you look at those specs. Can't wait to see what else Android has in store us.
11. Firedrops (Posts: 249; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)
3 years later, Android would be INSIDE us... \o/
13. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)
I have only one regret 3.5 years ago which is not waiting and getting an G1. I decided to go with iPhone 3G which would be a decent phone but not all that.
The first Android phone I decided on was a Nexus S. Google/Best Buy giving it away for free one day made it a no brainer. Dual core would have to wait for Nexus Prime for me. The free Nexus S will be sold on ebay soon for Prime btw.
I have already converted my older cousin a former original iphone user to a Motorola Atrix. He is happy with his android and I get as a gift his original iphone which cost him $600!
This original iphone when I receive it will become a relic of the past. A reminder of innovation and the instrument of enslavement.
14. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
I feel dumb that I only heard of Android in December last year cuz at a party my friend had a Samsung galaxy S and told me it ran a thing called Android. I thought it looked ugly compared to my Nokia C7 and my first reaction was; it looks like an iPhone! He then showed me the apps it ran and how much faster it was then my Nokia. A few months and lots of research later i purchased an HTC wildfire S and I though it was the most amazing thing in the world, it opened up my eyes to Android. Now, as I type this on my Sensation, I'm thinking, Damn a lots been going on in the phone world.
16. Nickmfnjackson (Posts: 101; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)
I was the first person I knew who had the g1. I remember I was on the verge of bpurchasing the htc fuze on att. After using a demo phone, it seemed large clunky and the os was very laggy. I decided on inpulse to sacrifice att 3g and go with this new android os. I even got the white one to make sure I was different. It was awsome. I still feel this way typing this comment all these years later from my g2 :-)
18. remyrz (Posts: 203; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)
... well I knew android 1 year ago.. when I was buying my first smartphone.. i was fighting with a friend, he was pushing me to buy the droid 1.. but i wanted the nokia n900... more storage, better camera.. and he told me.. but android is better!... and I was like.. >.> what's android?,.. lol I still have the n900.. but damn,.. when he got the droid and showed me all the things he could do with that OS that I couldn't with mine.. now im dieing for my first android device... the samsung galaxy S II, witch soon I'll buy :D love android!.. even tho I'll never throw away my n900 :D... (DAMN YOU NOKIAA!!)
21. darkkjedii (Posts: 20630; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I think it's possible to like/love both platforms,I sure do. Android is great,but so is iOS... Android needs smoothness,iOS needs customizations,android needs more internal storage,iOS needs to add external storage. Advantage android cuz they do offer both. iOS needs more choice (wayyyyy more choice),android needs more polish to the ui,and less fragmentation. iOS needs to get with the program,and enlarge the screen size,add widgets,play flash,add an app drawer,add better speak to text,add emoticons,and get some damn free voice guided turn by turn gps navagation,damn advantage android. I think android has caught up,and passed iOS in most areas,although iOS still has better still,and video capture,and I actually like multitasking better on iOS. Overall both are excellent platforms,and we all know that the major improvements in iOS 5 are blatant ripoffs of android. I currently on an iPhone 4,and will soon get the gs2 on ATT this Sunday. I won't even consider the next iPhone if it doesn't have at least a 4. screen. At this point my main reason for iOS is cuz I have so many pics,vids,games,notes,and other files from my time with the platform,but android is the wave of the future. iOS is great,but ADVANTAGE ANDROID.
42. dmakun (Posts: 319; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)
Well said. A very honest opinion here. I had my first hands on experience with a iphone 4 less than 3hrs ago and I have used 2 htc phones (legend and now Desire HD) since Oct 2010. I'm mystified has to why Miz (biggest iphone fanboy on this site) and company still feel IOS matches/betters android! The iphone feels very limited in functionality compared to a DHD with android 2.3 and I find their blind fanatism disturbing!
Maybe this Miz guy works for apple (this would explain a lot of things)
48. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
He is far from an ifanboy he Is an android hatter, what's the difference? Ifans like ios and say it works for them and makes them happy, he hates android even tho he probably has never touch a high end android phone on his life
60. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)
It may turn out to be a new disorder.
I am not kidding.
49. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
If hardware acceleration comes to android as Said to be on ICS say bye bye to lag, and hello to battery boost and a much clean feeling of the os in general, if what was said on the IO becomes real with ics we can say goodbye to slow updates too. And boost of customer satisfaction
59. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Thats why gs2 is smooth and no lag because Samsung put hardware acceleration by themselves...so ICS will be just as smooth...fandroids and ifans acknowledge that everyone will not like the same OS but haters such as miz probably just hit puberty or something cause I can't think of any other reason why they are dismissive of others opinion etc
69. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Can't wait till I see goggles implementation!
33. frankiebeans (unregistered)
this is actually the phone i have now untill i see the iphone 5 and gs2 then i will pick 1 of them.
51. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)
I all most got a lphone 2years ago intill my freinds told me about this little green robot ..the rest is history cant wait to see what the next 3 years will bring
72. ltr (unregistered)
My First phone from android was the GSM Galaxy spica from Samsung. Just t iget a feel for it.
Now I got the DroidX, looking to see what ever they have this shopping season.
73. skymitch89 (Posts: 1295; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
In 3 years I think that it'll only be Android, iOS, and maybe Microsoft that are the leading the technology curve in computer/mobile OS. I'm sure there'll be dual/quad core processors with hyperthreading (like Intel's Core i processors what are dual-core but act like quad-core, or quad that act like 6-8 core). Google might be in/on at least 10x more things that it is now that has a processor/RAM/screen.
76. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
So android copied the virtual qwerty keyboard from Apple as well. I learned something new.
78. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
What are you on about? If you have a touchscreen, it only stands to reason that you'll eventually want a keyboard on that touchscreen as it cuts down on the hardware you have to build into the phone.
I mean, seriously, Taco? You're going to claim that Apple holds exclusive rights to a concept as simple as a keyboard on a touchscreen?
80. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
You guys claim Apple copied multitasking from android. By the same logic android copied the keyboard from Apple since Apple had it first.
81. Whateverman (Posts: 3253; Member since: 17 May 2009)
That is so dumb! Do you realize how many phones had virtual keyboards way before your stupid iPhone? Crack kills taco! You need help.
85. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Phones had multitasking before android but you guys still claim Apple copied them. I'm just using fandroid logic. What's wrong?
82. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Well, iOS still doesn't have multitasking in the same way that Android does. So that argument kinda gets thrown out the window right away.
90. iliketech (Posts: 71; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)
you all are just jealous cause iphone started it all...
my iphone does what it is supposed to do and does it well...
Heck i had a win 6.5 phone and wanted to get rid of it and tried iphone and it did things well.
- cut and paste with an android 2.2 much?
- voice BT dialing,
Android 2.2 couldn't even do voice dialing... or could with a 3rd party app...