Happy 5th Anniversary to the T-Mobile G1

Happy 5th Anniversary to the T-Mobile G1


It seems like only a couple of years ago, but history was made when five years ago today T-Mobile and Google officially launched the G1- the first smartphone equipped with Android. Today Android is the preferred mobile OS of million of people around the world but just one half decade ago, the platform was officially at zero market share.

Were you among those to pick up a T-Mobile G1? What color did you choose? Black, white, or that crimson shade of copper-ish red?



We had all of our demos behind a curtain and the press was to go upstairs and sit before a stage.  They began to let the press in and the energy was amazing!  So many bloggers and Tech reporters!  I scooted around and took tons of photos (I’ll have to dig those up to post later) – no one knew who I was, so they just left me alone.

For a fun trip down memory lane, be sure to read Des Smith’s inside look at the events leading up to the big G1 reveal.  As someone who was on the inside, it’s always nice to read the first-hand take on events.

Do you have a memorable G1 story you’d like to share?

About author

Asad Rafi
Asad Rafi 725 posts

Back in 2011, Asad started as an intern at AndroidGuys, and today he is one of the youngest and active members of the team. He's writing about Android from almost 4 years, and when he is not doing that, he is either watching Suits, Breaking Bad, watching a Manchester United game, or just studying..

  • Heidy

    I had the G1 as my first Android device. I sometimes wish I never sold it on ebay when I upgraded to the EVO. Then I had the EVO 3D, and now I have the HTC One. So all of my Android devices have been HTC so far.