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Evolution of the Smartphone by HTC [Infographic]

HTC, the creator of the world’s first Android smartphone, takes us on a tour of the evolution of the smartphone in today’s infographic. Sandra Bullock and Andy Rubin make appearances, as does Apple Maps. It’s brief, sort of educational, and should give you a couple of trivia questions to throw in your friends’ faces tonight at happy hour. 

Via:  HTC

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    If I were them I would leave the Thunderbolt off there also.

  • iphone 5 releases with a screen size like the htc one x? where did this come from? 4 inches is equal to more then 4 inches?

  • dsass600

    How is the iPhone 5 screen size close to the HTC One X?

  • Lol why is Zach Galifianakis in the 2016 slot?

  • The icrap5 doesn’t have anywhere close to the same screen as the One X

  • It’s a lie. According to crapple they invented everything and nothing existed before

    • michael arazan

      Motorola created the first cellular phone. And has had wireless technology since the 1930’s

      “Motorola was a true pioneer in personal communications. We introduced the world’s first commercial portable cellular phone. We even invented the groundbreaking Six Sigma quality improvement process, which became a worldwide standard for excellence.” —-

  • a.youth.in.Asia

    My guess would be the angry birds one. Then again, I can see me being wrong. There are a lot of iSheep and iDiots.

  • I love the disclaimer. Anyone know the answer?

    • joejoe5709

      I’m thinking it’s the one about the iPhone5 being nearly the same size as the One-X. That can’t be right. Either that or the Angry Birds stat.

      • I’m 90% sure it’s the HTC One x and iPhone stat, as at least in my experience from a 3.2 to a 3.5 or a 4.0 to a 4.3 or in this case a 4.0 to a 4.7/8? is a huge difference

    • Nate Mazzara

      I’m pretty sure it’s the ” htc launches windows phone 8x….” because they haven’t. yet.

    • ramifications

      Obvi it’s angry birds! Do you really think that 97% said they bought a smart phone to play angry birds? lol 🙂

    • Mike

      I assumed it was the phone hydrant…

  • Chris Malkiewicz

    Love the jabs at Apple!!!

    • Stevedub40

      Exactly what I was thinking! I love the part about the LG Prada, as this is so very true.

  • How about you give us the release date of the DNA?
    Fair enough?

  • FortitudineVincimus

    yeah, cause when my friends and I get together tonight, we are gonna talk about Android phones.. uh yeah

    • I know, right?!?!?! Every Friday. 8-9:30pm! Favorite time of the week. Woot!

  • jldleo

    Not a very informative “Infographic”

    • PhillipCun

      They definitely didn’t see the point of an infographic. this is more of an ad.

  • Michael_NM

    God Bless 2008.

    • DroidDoesnt_2

      No 2008 without January 9, 2007 🙂

      • master94

        Yes, so true, thanks LG for creating something unique and original and Apple for copying it and making it popular.

        • DroidDoesnt_2

          iPhone development began in 2002: http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/timeline-apple-iphone-rumors-1999-present

          LG Prada timeline: ????

          Provide proof that the Prada was being developed EARLIER than 2002….I won’t hold my breath 🙂

          • cleetose

            That timeline says nothing about the design of the iPhone in 02. Who knows when they adopted the touchscreen only design?

          • DroidDoesnt_2

            Project “Purple”, dating back to August 2005, more than a year before the release of the LG Prada: http://www.macrumors.com/2012/07/30/more-early-iphone-and-ipad-prototype-designs-surface-in-samsung-trial-documents/

            LG Prada timeline please???

          • dobvlr

            Project “Purple” That was only existed from Apple’s inner document.
            Who know ? Apple “created” evidence after lawsuit.

            However, LG prada trade dress patent filed date was 2005
            It was certified by Intellectual Property Office (certified by Indepedenced Third party Govt office. very reliable)
            Apple is none. It is possible apple “created” evidence after lawsuit

            1. Apple claims iPhone development began in 2002. However, That timeline says nothing about the design of the iPhone in 02.

            2. Apple claims Project “Purple”, dating back to August 2005, However, it was later made up evidence. There is no proof by 3rd party.

            3. If apple iphone development term is almost 6 years, Then LG Prada development term is also 6 years.

            There is no way Apple invented that phone before LG

          • DroidDoesnt_2

            Please demonstrate proof that Project Purple was “made up evidence”. Since you levied the charge, the burden of proof is on you, not Apple

          • dobvlr

            LG demonstrates wireless Linux Web pad at CeBIT

            “LG’s new Digital iPad comes with an Integrated Web browser and Linux-based MP3 and MPEG4 players and can connect to the Internet over a wireless 802.11lb LAN that reaches up to 100 meters, according to the company. A spokesman for LG at CeBIT said that the product may come with other connectivity solutions, however, including possibly a “PDA style slot” for mobile phones.”


            LG electronic already introduced ‘tablet computer which name is ipad’ in year 2001. (9 years before Apple’s first ipad)

      • cleetose

        Google bought Android in 2005, it was coming regardless of what Apple did.