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Google’s first Android phone rivaled the original iPhone like earlier brands never could

September 24, 2018


Google’s first Android phone turned 10 years old yesterday. It’s hard to believe that the phone that started it all, the HTC Dream — called the T-Mobile G1 in the US — suffered such an ugly, clunky beginning. But even from the start, it was clear that this brand-new platform had the potential to eclipse Apple’s iPhone in ways that the stalwart brands of the day — BlackBerry, Palm, Nokia and Windows Mobile — could not.

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