Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 6th May 2012 10:10 UTC, submitted by bowkota
Google This is absolutely fascinating. Steven Troughton-Smith has gotten his hands on one of the two early Android prototypes - the Google 'Sooner'. The Sooner is the BlackBerry-esque Google phone, which was supposed to be released first, followed by the much more advanced Google Dream (yup, what would eventually become the G1). Lots of high-res screenhots to get a good look at early Android. Update: Fascinating comment.
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RE: A little misleading
by zima on Sun 6th May 2012 17:57 UTC in reply to "A little misleading"
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Dream was a completely new device with a lot of things that had never been shipped before, at least by HTC (new Qualcomm chipset, sensors, touch screen, the hinge design, etc)

Any reason in particular for not using then, as a base (at least for early development phones, not necessarily the launched one), the existing Windows Mobile HTC touch handsets?

I think I remember some of them even getting community created Android builds...

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