HTC Dream -- 2008 The Dream, marketed as the T-Mobile G1 here in the United States, was the first Android phone when it hit the market in 2008. That made it the first phone to challenge the iPhone in the touchscreen smartphone wars.
Google Pixel, from $650 BUY NOW A year after the iPhone's arrival, Google introduced a brand-new mobile operating system called Android. Designed and manufactured by HTC, the T-Mobile G1 was the first smartphone to run the OS. Known as HTC Dream in other global markets, the smartphone featured both a touchscreen and a sliding QWERTY keyboard. Apps were also available for the phone, courtesy of the Android Market. More: The Best Android Phones Worth Your Attention
In depth: Why your phone will always have a physical button -> http://www.techradar.com/1327276 A penchant for the physical button Imagine for a moment that you're President of Earth. You've had a good run but the alien warlords are closing in and you need to act. You get to press the infamous apocalypse button to unleash hell on their extraterrestrial asses - but you've got a choice. You can either slap your palm down on a massive domed red button labelled DO NOT PRESS or tap an…
In 2005, a small Palo Alto-based mobile software company called Android Inc. was quietly folded into Google's growing empire. The acquisition led to the release of the company's first-ever "Google phone" three years later: the T-Mobile G1 (or HTC Dream as it was mostly known outside of the US). Google's philosophy for the G1 centered on one-click search and a rich web experience
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2008 - T-Mobile G1 Phone The G1 phone was the first phone to be released with the Android operating system designed by Google. Also known as the HTC Dream. One million devices have sold as of April 2009