Google, T-Mobile G1 Official Photos - I, Rubin, Father of Android

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2008-09-23 Print this article Print
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Andy Rubin, senior director of mobile platforms for Google, joined Google in 2005 to create the Android mobile operating system, a complete Linux stack that Google was highly secretive about until it was unveiled in November 2007. Rubin, a lover of mobile gadgets, created the popular Sidekick for T-Mobile.

T-Mobile, Google, HTC and partners introduced the G1 in New York Sept. 23. The sleek gadget will be available Oct. 22 for $179 for a two-year service plan. Key functionality includes one-click search, access to Google Maps Street View with a compass feature, and the ability to use Google Talk, AOL, Yahoo Messenger and Microsoft Live Messenger. T-Mobile provided attendees with some official pics of the G1, which you can see here.

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