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Happy anniversary, Android

24 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

It's been 10 years since Google took the wraps off the G1, the first Android phone. Since that time the OS has grown from buggy, nerdy iPhone alternative to arguably the most popular computing platform in the world. But it sure as heck didn't get there without hitting a few bumps along the road.
Join us for a brief retrospective on the last decade of Android devices: the good, the bad, and the Nexus Q.
HTC G1 (2008)
This is the one that started it all, and I have a soft spot in my heart for the old thing. Also known as the HTC Dream - this was back when we had an HTC, you see - the G1 was...
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The world's most popular mobile OS turns 10 years old today

The world's most popular mobile OS turns 10 years old today

24 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

Ten years ago today, the most popular mobile OS in the world was introduced as the first Android powered phone, the T-Mobile G1, was announced. The handset, built by HTC, featured a QWERTY slider, and was equipped with a trackball. At the time, T-Mobile wasn't the innovative carrier it is today, so the release of the G1 was clearly a test of the software.
The first publicly released build of Android was missing a few things such as a native video player, and a virtual QWERTY keyboard. The update to Android 1.5 Cupcake took care of the latter, ...
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