Did you know that the HTC Dream was the first Android phone?

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The HTC Dream was the first commercially released phone to run on the Android operating system.  It was officially announced on 23rd September 2008 and released October of the same year.

It was also known as the T-Mobile G1 in the United States and parts of Europe, and as the Era G1 in Poland. It had a 3.2-inch screen with a resolution of 320×480 pixels. It ran on Android 1.6 (Donut) and was powered by a 528 MHz Qualcomm MSM7201A processor.

It shipped with 192MB of RAM ad 256MB of internal storage. It also came with a microSD slot that supported up to 16GB of external storage. It had a 3.15 megapixel primary camera with autofocus. It was equipped with a removable 1150mAh Li-ion battery. It supported Wi-Fi, GPS and bluetooth connectivity options. It also had other features like Google Talk, Google Search, YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps and more.

The HTC Dream received upgrade to newer versions of Android up to Jelly Bean. It is no longer on sale but still lives in the hearts of many as the first device that introduced Android to the world.


What was your first Android phone? What phone or operating system were you using before you made the switch? Please share in the comment section below.


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Ukeme likes to keep things simple and believes that tech doesn’t really have to be complicated. She is also a web designer and loves to learn new things.

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