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WORL'S FIRST ANDROID SMARTPHONE: KNOW THE HISTORY


Phones have come a long way since Innocenzo Manzetti played around with the idea of a “speaking telegraph” in 1844. Development of the landline telephone came in leaps and bounds but it is the mobile phone that truly captured a global audience.
The first mobile phones were produced by Bell System for use in cars only, introduced in 1946 on their Mobile Telephone Service in St. Louis, Missouri. The first call on a handheld mobile phone was made on April, 3 1973 by Motorola’s Martin Cooper to his rival, Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs. Nicknamed “the brick” the first mobile phones weighed 2 lb (0,9kg) and cost $3,995. 
As with most inventions, it takes a while (and a lot of teething problems) before a product reaches an acceptable cost factor for both the producer and the consumer. Early mobile networks were patchy and phones were expensive, bulky and less than attractive.
When the 1G network launched in 1983, the phones were still too big for comfort and suffered from short battery life. By the time 2G was introduced, in 1991, the phones were better and the first smartphones were introduced. But it was only after 2001, when 3G cellular technology was launched, that the mobile phone market really took off. Networks were faster and phones were smaller and more affordable. The entry-level Nokia 1100, launched in 2003, was snapped up 1 million times a week to eventually become the world’s most popular cell phone with over 200 million units sold. By 2011, Apple had sold more than 100 million iPhone smartphones.


WHAT IS ANDROID 

Android is a mobile operating system (OS) currently developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android's user interface is mainly based on direct manipulation, using touch gestures that loosely correspond to real-world actions, such as swiping, tapping and pinching, to manipulate on-screen objects, along with a virtual keyboard for text input. In addition to touchscreen devices, Google has further developed Android TV for televisions, Android Auto for cars, and Android Wear for wrist watches, each with a specialized user interface. Variants of Android are also used on notebooksgame consolesdigital cameras, and other electronics.
Android has the largest installed base of all operating systems of any kind. Android has been the best selling OS on tablets since 2013.

WORLD'S FIRST ANDROID SMARTPHONE 

HTC DREAM/T-Mobile G1

The world’s first Android phone was the HTC Dream – it came to the market in October 2008 as the T-Mobile G1 in the USA and, when signing a two-year service agreement, sold for $179.

First-ever Android device; had quirky design elements like the swing-out keyboard and the "chin"

HTC DREAM SPECIFICATIONS (SOURCE GSM ARENA)

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA
LAUNCHAnnounced2009, February. Released 2009, June
StatusDiscontinued
BODYDimensions117.7 x 55.7 x 17.1 mm (4.63 x 2.19 x 0.67 in)
Weight158 g (5.57 oz)
KeyboardQWERTY
SIMMini-SIM
 - Trackball
DISPLAYTypeTFT capacitive touchscreen, 65K colors
Size3.2 inches (~46.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution320 x 480 pixels (~180 ppi pixel density)
PLATFORMOSAndroid OS, v1.6 (Donut)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM7201A
CPU528 MHz ARM 11
GPUAdreno 130
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD (dedicated slot)
Internal192 MB RAM, 256 MB
CAMERAPrimary3.15 MP, autofocus
VideoYes
SecondaryNo
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackNo
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetoothv2.0, A2DP (headset support only)
GPSYes
RadioNo
USBminiUSB
FEATURESSensorsAccelerometer, compass
MessagingSMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
BrowserHTML
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulator
 - Voice memo
- MP3 player
BATTERY Removable Li-Ion 1150 mAh battery
Stand-byUp to 406 h
Talk timeUp to 5 h 20 min