These days we are spoiled for choices when choosing a new smartphone. Especially if you are looking to get an Android phone. It seems a new phone is always coming out every day. However, if you were out shopping for a new smartphone back in September 2008, you only had the first iPhone and Android’s only HTC Dream, or as popularly known as the T-Mobile G1 in the US.
The HTC Dream was the vehicle that brought Android (stock Android) into the world of electronics consumers. It was the first real competition Apple’s iPhone had; the first iPhone being launched a year before (2007).
The phone came with a slide-out keyboard, dedicated phone buttons, trackball, and sloped chin. It was quirky compared to today’s Android smartphones. However, it was these quirky features that made the cornerstone of what Android has morphed up to be these days. A flexible operating system that can adapt to a wide range of hardware to meet any individual’s needs.
The HTC Dream was born out of necessity
In the few years leading up to 2007, it dawned on Google, that the world is increasingly …read more