In this section, we test drive a few of features of the G1 smartphone. 


Some basic details:

  • The G1 phone was the first phone in the U.S. to use the Android operating system.
  • Android is an operating system is currently developed by Google for cellphones - or more accurately, smartphones.
  • The G1 phone is sold through T-Mobile and was manufactured by HTC (High Tech Computer Corp)
  • Several new Android-based phones have been released on T-Mobile since the G1 (MyTouch, Droid, etc.)
  • Version 1.6 of the Android operating system is what is currently available for the G1 phone.
  • Newer Android phones (like the Droid from Verizon) can sport v2.0 of the Android operating system.
For more info about Android and the G1 phone:
Android info on Wiki | Android Website | G1 info on Wiki | G1 on T-Mobile

Updated listing of current and future Android-based phones:
Android Avalanche: A Complete List Of The Android Phones So Far (www.techcrunch.com)