Thanks to our resident Android dev, Steve Albright, I came across this awesome post on Google+ from Google employee, Jean Baptiste Queru. It definitely got me reminiscing on my first time with Android and I figured this would make as great a post as any here on the site. I’ve always been one for reader interaction so lets take this idea and run with it. Here’s the post:The official US release date of the T-Mobile G1, the first Android phone, was October 22 2008, i.e. 1000 days ago. We’ve come a long way in 1000 days.
The initial release of Android source code into the Android Open-Source Project was made one day before, on October 21 2008, i.e. 1001 days ago.
What’s your AOSP tale?I’ll start (and I’ll try to keep it brief). I first got into Android thanks to the G1. I was T-Mobile for over 7 years and owned just about every Sidekick device under the sun. I wanted to experience the world’s first “Google phone” but I wanted to wait and see how their app Market would mature. So on the G1′s first birthday, I traded my Sidekick LX ’09 for the Gphone and got my first real taste of Android. It was amazing. Upon seeing a video on YouTube of a leaked Hero ROM running on the G1 (thanks, Haykuro) and I was drawn into the Android modding scene. From there I was flashing ROMs and hacking up my device when I noticed nobody was making videos on YouTube showing off ROMs or “how-to” videos. So I picked up my camera and shot my 1st Android ROM review. (I’ll consider posting later).How about you? What’s your AOSP tale? Post your first Android device in the comments with a brief description of how you got here. This is going to be fun.
Via: Android Phone Fans