Happy 5th Anniversary to the T-Mobile G1

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Five years ago today the world saw its first Android smartphone, the HTC G1 revealed.

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This Day in Android: T-Mobile G1 ushers in the Android era (2008)

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It was exactly four years ago today that T-Mobile USA released the G1, setting off a crazy chain of Android events and momentum.  Manufactured by HTC, the G1 (aka Dream) was the first Android smartphone ever and featured a little bit of everything.  There were no less than three input options ...

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T-Mobile celebrates 10 years of innovations and firsts in new video

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T-Mobile is pretty proud of the stuff they’ve accomplished over the last decade, and with good reason.  Despite its fourth place standing in the United States, the carrier has been proactive more often than reactive.  Watch the video below and you’ll see some of the things T-Mobile ...

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Happy birthday to the T-Mobile G1!

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Looking back on the Android phone that started it all.

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to World Domination

Google purchased the Android, Inc. company back in 2005, then announced the Open Handset Alliance in, 2007.  Then in the Fall of 2008, the lowly T-Mobile G1 was open to the public.  But the initial business model that Google put forth may have gone awry in the time since up to now. In the ...

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Honeycomb Ported to the G1 [VIDEO]

I guess this is what Dan Morrill meant when he said that Honeycomb has no minimum hardware requirements: that screenshot on the right is from a T-Mobile G1 running Honeycomb. A devoted band of developers at XDA continue toiling away on the venerable handset that started it all, and after the ...

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Us 2.0

After re-reading this post about Joshua Topolsky’s pitch for a “Continuous Client” and the with recent developments of Google’s announcements of Chrome OS and Android 2.3/3.0, I believe we are just on the edge of Convergence Overlook.  Google is creating two branches of ...

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Official myTouch 3G Froyo Build Ported to the G1, Brings Life to a Legacy Android Device

Ah, the wonders of the XDA-Developer Forums! So much good talent among the developers there! One in particular, ezterry, has ported the myTouch 3G’s Froyo 2.2 update to the Godfather of Androids, the G1.Here is the good news: EVERYTHING WORKS! It is a stable port that has all of the ...

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Introducing the T-Mobile G2! The Revolution Continues with First HSPA+ Handset

T-Mobile has come out and officially named the G2 as their first HSPA+ handset. If you head tofirst-hspa-smartphone.t-mobile.com this morning, you'll be redirected to g2.t-mobile.com where interested parties can sign up for more information. The carrier is sending out emails teasing the ...

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Recent Trademark Filings Hint at T-Mobile’s Future

I decided to poke around the US Trademarks website this morning to see if I could glean anything about T-Mobile's upcoming projects or handsets. Every once in a while I will do this to see if I can confirm rumors or substantiate a claim. So did I find anything today? You bet. Looking back ...

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The G1 is gone.

This is a hard article for me to write!  I feel like I am saying goodbye to a good friend, a comrade in arms, a companion that has been with me through thick and thin.  I remember the first time I saw the image to the left, and got really excited about the future of... Read More

Official Froyo on G1 Could Happen

Tucked in the middle of yesterday’s news of Android 2.2 code being dropped into the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) was a glimmer of hope for G1 owners.  According to Android developer Jean-Baptiste Queru, Google has restructured the source tree to help device manufacturers to use ...

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Google Says Froyo Technically Possible on G1

If you are still rocking a G1 handset, you are probably used to hearing “NO SOUP FOR YOU!” when it comes to getting an update for your “ancient” phone.  You have probably already either rooted and used Cyanogen, or you have been waiting patiently with your stock device, ...

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The G1 is Relevant Again… No Thanks to Google

Lately I have been looking with envy on my Android Guy brethren who have some of the cooler Android based handsets out there. I almost jacked my friend’s Nexus One after letting me play with.  I thought about hitting him over the head with it and running. The cause for my madness was the ...

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Battle of the Network Stars

When purchasing a new phone many of us are being faced with not only a question of a handset but a prospective betrothed wireless carrier for at least a two year term (this is/was the genius of the Nexus One, more on that later).  That has not been more evident since Apple signed an ...

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