44 The Early Devices

A pile of Sooners (picture courtesy Brian Jones)

One of the things that defines the Android ecosystem nowadays is an almost infinite variety of devices. Not only are there many different models of phones made by many different manufacturers, but there are also tablets. And cameras. And TVs. And autos. And watches. And IoT devices. And entertainment screens on airplanes.1

Before 1.0: Sooner, Dream (HTC G1), and More

The very early plans included four phones. As Swetland recalled, “The four devices that were under discussion in June 2006 were Sooner (HTC wedge), Later (LG wedge), Dream (HTC G1), and Grail (a Motorola device ...

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