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Using the HTC G1, 10 years later: 2008’s smartphone is effectively a dumbphone in 2018

Monday, December 24th, 2018

As you may have noticed, this post originally appeared on Android Police earlier in 2018. As much of the AP team is away for the holidays this week, we're showcasing some of our favorite posts of the year. Enjoy!

Going into this series, I hoped I’d get back to the T-Mobile G1/HTC Dream and be able to romantically wax about where Android came from. How the G1, though dated, still held up the promises made by Google's first Android effort back in 2008.

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Using the HTC G1, 10 years later: 2008's smartphone is effectively a dumbphone in 2018 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Using the HTC G1, 10 years later: 2008’s smartphone is effectively a dumbphone in 2018

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Going into this series, I hoped I’d get back to the T-Mobile G1/HTC Dream and be able to romantically wax about where Android came from. How the G1, though dated, still held up the promises made by Google's first Android effort back in 2008. Analytically, it's all true, but time has not been kind to the phone, and using it has made for a pretty rough week, even by my recent standards. 

Like the last three phones on this trip, I also assumed I'd have a fresh set of anecdotes from the experience to share, so that I could tell you all the ways its peculiarities, shortcomings, or strengths impacted my life in a way that was entertaining and informative.

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Using the HTC G1, 10 years later: 2008's smartphone is effectively a dumbphone in 2018 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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