T-Mobile G1 celebrates its 4th birthday on Monday

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T-Mobile G1 celebrates its 4th birthday on Monday
Today is the fourth birthday of the T-Mobile G1, the first Android handset. It's hard to believe that it all started just four years ago today. Foreshadowing what would eventually happen, half of T-Mobile G1 owners came over from a featurephone. The device featured a 3.2 inch screen with 320 x 480 resolution and was powered by a single-core 528MHz processor. 192MB of RAM was on board while the camera on back weighed in at 3.2MP. You might remember the lack of a virtual QWERTY and video capture. But anything that was lacking on the phone soon became available in the Android Market or via a firmware update.

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?

source: AndroidCentral
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