T-Mobile G1 celebrates its 4th birthday on Monday
posted by Alan F. / Oct 22, 2012, 8:52 PM
While the T-Mobile G1 will always be the first Android powered handset, it wasn't until the launch of the Motorola DROID in the fourth quarter of 2009, with Android 2.0 on board, that Androidmania started. Motorola's device had a larger screen (3.7 inches) than the Apple iPhone 3GS and beat it out for Time Magazine's Device of the Year. Without the T-Mobile G1 though, there would not have been a Motorola DROID,
So let's put on our birthday hats, make a wish and blow out the candles, singing Happy Birthday to the Android phone that started it all. By the way, did your wish involve the LG Optimus G?
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My wish involved an Optimus G... getting mine on launch day!
posted on Oct 22, 2012, 8:55 PM 1
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Still got the best keyboard I've ever used.
posted on Oct 22, 2012, 8:58 PM 2
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You must have had a plethora of garbage qwerty phones then, lol. The old Sidekick II was the king of qwerty keyboards,easy to press and once you were used to holding the phone you could type just like on a real keyboard only using your thumbs. I remember my gf at the time having one of those things, it was an ugly phone then and still is now. It did start off the Android OS and look at Android now, what a humble beginning eh. 528mHz and 192mb of RAM, lol that is crazy, but the camera was pretty good back then. 4 years later we are being treated to 1.5Ghz Quad Core toting 2GB of Ram and 8mpx cameras. Ahh evolution is such a wonderful thing.
posted on Oct 22, 2012, 10:09 PM 2
My wish involved apple removing itself from the wireless industry ;)
posted on Oct 22, 2012, 8:58 PM 5
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Happy Birthday Android. I Wish for quicker updates and less fragmentation. It's crazy how new phones are coming out with different versions of Android. The LG Optimus is coming out with Android 4.0 the One X+ 4.1 and the LG Nexus 4.2.
posted on Oct 22, 2012, 9:18 PM 1
It's funny how this fossil phone and the few after it are more consistent with updates and less fragmented than the Android phones today.
posted on Oct 22, 2012, 11:07 PM 1
Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011
The app ecosystem is fragmented. Not the phones. I prefer partitioned to fragmented anyway. With so many options like screen size and physical keyboard catering to every price point its hard to develop universally. Ill take choice and freedom over universal and controlled anyday B)
posted on Oct 23, 2012, 12:21 AM 2
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