Our favorite Android operating system has come a long way from the first day of its existence to the fact that we see today. The road was not easy: from competitors could be heard accusations about the short time battery life, occasional updates and other shortcomings. Be that as it may, today the share of green robot is more than 80 percent of the smartphone market. A similar result has been made possible thanks to certain devices which at the time made a contribution towards the development of the system as a whole. What kind of smart phones, and what is their role? Let’s find out.
The first of Android
Compared with its predecessors in September 2008 was much more pleasurable. Even for students who went to the desk again.
It is number 23 in this period of time the sale was received first Android-powered device T-Mobile G1, also known as the HTC Dream. Inside there was a place for the last 3.2-inch display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, a processor with a clock frequency of 528 MHz and 192 MB of RAM. Of course, the appearance of Android 1.0 was far from the recently released Android L, but the beginning, as they say, was laid. And quite successfully.
The first Android-smartphone from Samsung
Do you know what the device is a pioneer among the smartphone South Korean manufacturer ? Samsung Galaxy. Yes, yes, Galaxy – without any additional letters and numbers.
The smartphone was released in June 2009. Its main advantages of steel 5-megapixel camera with flash, and as much as 8 GB of internal memory.
But we can not forget about the failure. We are talking about poor technical support, which led to the creation of a petition to release a software update, which was signed by more than 8,000 people.
The first hint of personalization
According to our colleagues from PhoneArena , one of the first devices with a customizable interface became HTC Hero. Title graphical shell last you well know – is, of course, HTC Sense.
Its first version was far from ideal, but the possibility of personalization significantly contributed Taiwanese smartphones from the competition.
The first demonstration of the power of
American company Motorola was able to produce a revolution in late 2009. It is not surprising: DROID smartphone revealed that the possibility of high-tech devices truly endless. 3.7-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, 256 MB of RAM and chipset with 600 MHz. Well, Android 2.0 Eclair, with major innovations which can be found here . So far without him.
The first piece of design art
Smartphone – not only the means for sending emails, making phone calls, and other routine tasks. It is also a gadget that almost always is with its owner. This is why it must be attractive.
Prove it for the first time, again, the engineers managed to Taiwanese company HTC. Demonstrated mastery of the designers was using the HTC Legend.
First branded “guglofon”
Nexus One role can not be underestimated. It began to compare it with the iPhone. Such honor was given due to the powerful performance and regular updates, what, in fact, known representatives of Nexus line now.
The first iPhone killer
That Galaxy S was initially positioned as the best from the world of Android. Perhaps at the moment it is the fifth iteration of it as such.
In general release Galaxy S marked the beginning of the dominance of Samsung and drop power HTC.
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