Do you know what was the first Android Smartphone?

History of first android phone.

Android Operating System which was launched by Google way back in 2008 is the most popular operating system for mobiles at the moment. The reason for its tremendous success is that it is an open source operating system. Android was developed by Android Inc and not Google! It was bought by Google in 2005. Android was launched during the period when Apple’s iOS was at the helm of the OS for mobiles market. Initially Android OS didn’t create any ruckus in the mobile world but it started to grow gradually. Android has evolved into one of the largest community of Application Developers writing and developing large number of applications that extend the functionality of smart phones. I feel like it is essential to know the history of our most endearing mobile operating system that is Evolution of Android OS.

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Also read: Here the list of best Android phones of all time.

The first android phone was launched by HTC on 22nd October 2008. HTC Dream which is also known as the T-Mobile G1 in the United States of America and some parts of Europe is the first commercially launched device to be powered by Android operating system. Everyone had great expectations for it being the first android phone of the world and it met with some criticism since it lacked little functionality in comparison to operating systems like iOS and BlackBerry. (Also read: Evolution of iOS)Its notifications system and good integration with Google’s services was highly appreciated.

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What are the features of first android operated smartphone?

Though HTC Dream was announced on 23rd September 2008, it was released by T-Mobile as T-Mobile G1 on 20th October 2008 in USA. The device’s operating system was Android 1.6 (Donut). It housed 192 MB RAM, 256 MB ROM and up to 16GB of external storage (microSD). HTC Dream was powered by 1150 mAh lithium-ion battery and 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7201A ARM11 processor. It had a 3.15 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus. The device used a 3.2 inches capacitive touchscreen.

T Mobile G1 by HTC Unboxing and Initial Setup | Android Flashback

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