The first Android-powered phone was sold in October 2008. Android is open source and Google releases the code under the Apache License. This open-source code and permissive licensing allows the software to be freely modified and distributed by device manufacturers, wireless carriers and enthusiast developers. Additionally, Android has a large community of developers writing applications ("apps") that extend the functionality of devices, written primarily in a customized version of the Java programming language.
The HTC Dream (also known as the T-Mobile G1 in the United States and parts of Europe, and as the Era G1 in Poland and other countries) is an Android smartphone developed by theTaiwanese manufacturer HTC. Released in October 2008, the Dream was the first commercially released device to use the Linux-based Android operating system, which was purchased and further developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance to create an open competitor to other major smartphone platforms of the time, such as Symbian, BlackBerry, and theiPhone.
The Dream was released to mixed, but mostly positive reception; while praised for its solid and robust hardware design, the introduction of the Android operating system was met with criticism for its lack of certain functionality and third-party software in comparison to more established platforms, but still considered it to be innovative due to its open nature, notifications system, and heavy integration with Google's services.
At this meetup hosted by Morningstar we will need to provide building security with a list of the names of everyone attending. When registering please use your full name. You may be asked to present ID by building security when entering the building.
Space is limited so please only register if you plan on attending.
For questions or more information about the meetup contact Todor Krecu at tkrecu(@)gmail.com