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This is the latest in our Weekend Poll series. For last week's, see Will You Be Buying A New Kindle?

Earlier this week, Ron gave us an interesting look at what codenames came before Android 1.5, Cupcake (spoiler: 1.1 was "petit four," and 1.0 didn't have any codename at all). It's hard not to read the post without taking a nostalgic walk down memory lane, isn't it? I still remember heading into my local T-Mobile store to play with the G1 when it launched.

My life with Android officially started on June 4, 2010, with the launch of the HTC EVO 4G - and with Android 2.1, Éclair. From there, I was caught up in the whirlwind of custom ROMs, vanilla Android, Froyo, Gingerbread, and beyond.

What version started you off?

What Was Your First Version Of Android?

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Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • Ben Baggley

    2.1 Eclair on my HTC Desire :)

    • Alexandru Bajdechi

      the same as you :)

    • Kokusho

      we are legion

    • Gav456

      Same, but only for a day or 2 as the ota was already out when I got it (to replace the n97 Symbian (thank God, or I might have ended up with a Windows phone))

    • Alan

      Same here, upgraded from 2.0 to 2.1 Eclair then to 2.3 Gingerbread direct from HTC. Now I have the Galaxy Nexus with 4.1 Jelly Bean upgraded from 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

      • Ben Baggley

        I couldn't be bothered to wait for Gingerbread so had CM7 on it and a bunch of other ROMs! Haha I modded the crap out of that phone, I had to because of such limited storage. It was great in its day though

        • Alan

          Same here, I had CM7 on it but I was giving the phone to my mum and HTC released the GB ROM at that time so I downloaded it and flashed it manually as it was never an OTA, I did make sure the network lock was removed though. Versatile little phone, almost as versatile as the HD2.

  • besthiroeu

    2.2 Froyo on my Galaxy S :)

  • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

    2.1 Eclair on my Nexus One. Fantastic phone!

  • http://twitter.com/YBinnenweg Yannick Binnenweg

    HTC Hero 1.5! :D

    • kokoshi

      same here :D I gave it to my cousin now :D

    • a-social

      Same here. Good old Hero, still using it as a secondary phone.

    • pauleycz

      Me too. Still have it as a backup phone to my GNex, runs now a 2.3something ROM by elelinux. Excellent device.

    • Steve Williamson

      Ditto!... and infact my Nexus S broke recently (refuses to turn on) so now im back using my rooted htc hero for a little while till I cna get enough money to buy a new phone (ideally the Next Nexus Phone!)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alexander-Drizzy-Rojas/100000186636833 Alexander Drizzy Rojas

    Donut on my mytouch

  • http://twitter.com/just_guillermo Guillermo

    I'm a newbie, all I know is jelly bean

    • DCMAKER

      thats probably a good thing :)

      • MrWicket

        lol I think ICS is where things really started to come together, Jelly Bean is definitely some polish though.. I remember being in love with stock Gingerbread :P loved that dark look with the Android Green! I was worried at first when I saw early screenies of ICS that I was going to hate the blue, felt too touchwiz lol but I can't imagine anything else at this point, can't wait to see where things go though, one thing that is so great about android is it is always getting better!

        • Steve Williamson

          was that a little dig at iOS6 i feel and them losing youtube/google maps? hehe

          • MrWicket

            maybe a little :D

  • http://twitter.com/Yebra21 Chris Yebra

    Got a G1 for christmas 2008 Android 1.0

  • cybik

    1.1 manually flashed on an HTC Touch (CDMA) Sprint/Bell/TELUS variant. Good ole days.

  • http://twitter.com/LV2355 Laurentiu

    HTC Desire (Android 2.1) was my first Android device. Sometime in February 2010.

  • http://twitter.com/spdivr1122 Stephen

    droid 1 baby. first android phone i ever handled was a g1 though.

  • Charles Clout

    Mine was Cupcake on the original HTC Hero. Been hooked since!

  • http://www.twitter.com/thewizkid95 Jesus Otero

    HTC Incredible was my first device :)
    So many memories!
    Now I'm living life with my Galaxy Nexus :D

  • http://twitter.com/jeffyu412 Jeff Yu

    Cupcake ftw. I don't know how much fun I had switching ROMs every day on my HTC Magic 32B

  • József Király

    I had the first SDKs, from m3r20, but my first Android device came with 1.1 (HTC Dream)

  • Preston

    2.1 Eclair on my DroidX. Oh the days of glitchy Motoblur. I remember waiting up all night for the Froyo update so I could watch flash videos on my Droid!

  • http://www.facebook.com/YAYSAVERGN Eric James Salcido

    Motorola Droid. It was so badass to get it buy 1 get 1. Me and my brother played with our phones all day, t'was quite an awesome experience, as for the first phone I've ever had the pleasure of using, the G1 was pretty awesome for it's time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gapimentel German Alonso Pimentel Vera

    Motorola Cliq 1.5!
    Oldschool rlz

    • Equis HM

      when motoblur seemed like it was gonna be cool.

      • http://www.facebook.com/gapimentel German Alonso Pimentel Vera

        Feel the same bro T_T

  • Stocklone

    I remember how pissed I was when I found out my phone wasn't getting FroYo. In that regard, Android hasn't changed at all. Same crap. Different version.

  • Mathias Kenting

    Started with 1.5 Cupcake on HTC Hero GSM

  • http://twitter.com/apa1102 Apa Chen

    HTC Tattoo, Android 1.6.

    • Equis HM

      ugh i remember that thing

  • HunterOrHunted

    Technically, I started with ICS but before that I had an iphone that by the end I had hacked to pieces. I had a working version of android 2.2 installed before a couple of my friends with android phones at that point xD And then I got gingerbread on it and they were PISSED.

    But a true android phone would be my trusty galaxy nexus, so I really started with ICS.

  • hasan

    Started with HTC Hero on Android 1.5 Cupcake. First amongst all my friends to own an Android device.

  • Paul Faraday

    Flashing a port of 2.1 over my WinMob6.2 HTC Touch HD.

  • TBoom8669

    I started with 1.0 on HTC G1

  • http://www.facebook.com/mika.saarela Mika Saarela

    Cupcake on HTC Hero.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Same here.

  • Alan

    Android really seems to have matured over the years. It's been nice to see the little droid go from strength to strength with each release.

  • Natasha

    2.3 HTC Flyer! It's the best thing my dad ever chose for me between the flyer and the blackberry playbook!Now though....*cuddles lovely One X*

  • Andy_in_Indy

    I used a cersion of 1.1 that had been portef to to my VX6800 (it normally ran Windows Phone 6). Switched to Sprint to get the Hero when that came out.

  • sebvett

    Eclair on my Wildfire. Upgraded to Froyo, S-OFFed and put ICS on it. Running as badly as it always has.

  • http://btwnworlds.tumblr.com/ Lou G

    Mine was Jelly Bean. June 28, 2012 at 6:55am I put my iPad 2 up for sale on craigslist. By 7:55am I had offers of $275.00. By 5:35pm the same day I had preordered my nexus 7.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002743458418 Colton Clark

      i sold mine for $400 and got myself the first two DROIDs.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/ron-amadeo/ Ron Amadeo

        Just curious, why did you two sell your iPad?

        • http://twitter.com/TweetrGuy Random Guy

          I'm guessing for the money.

        • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

          Yeah, it's a little weird. Because while Android is a great experience now* in smartphones, in tablets it has a terrible lackluster ecosystem, while iPad's ecosystem is absolutely marvelous. If you don't want to spend +$500, I can fully understand getting a Nexus 7, but selling an iPad to get a Nexus 7 is a downgrade any way you look at it.

          *it was, I'm sorry to say so, garbage before 2.3, and became just decent once it hit 2.3, it didn't become what's arguably the best mobile OS until ICS and JB

          • MrWicket

            to be honest I have never owned either but I can't agree that the Nexus 7 is a downgrade, have a few friends with them, even ones with iPads and they love their Nexus 7's..

          • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

            I love the Nexus 7, don't get me wrong, I like Android far more than iOS. But the sheer amount of quality apps for the iPad is enough to counterbalance Android.

            For example, Flipboard is a gorgeous incredibly pleasant experience on the iPad, and it's really crappy on Android (on tablets).

          • MrWicket

            I'll just have to take your word for it cause I was always under the impression that there were still very few apps that were optimized for the iPad and while there are a equal amount not optimized for android tablets they at least have the scaling in the code (so long as the dev is keeping his app updated). and while I know that's not great it's better than having a black frame around the app.

          • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

            No. That's not the situation, nobody using an iPad is using scaled apps (4x). There's around 200,000 apps specifically developed for the iPad.

          • MrWicket

            ah, well like I said, was just what I had heard.. and it was probably dated info. thx

          • GazaIan

            Wow, 13 people disliked your comment. The fanboyism on this site is strong,

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002743458418 Colton Clark

            while the NUMBER of apps may be bigger for iOS, I always look for apps that suit what i use my phone for- lots of gaming, a little texting and calling, and a lot of Googling random things and reading sites like this. I always look around the App Store but I never find emulators or anything quite my style. i now have a super-cheap 7 inch ICS tablet and i love it

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002743458418 Colton Clark

          i really didn't want it. i dont really like the interface and i loved my DROID 3. my mom got it for me as a present because i didnt specify ANDROID, so i sold it and bought the DROIDs as collectables

      • http://twitter.com/RobertDallas1 Robert Dallas

        My first phone post Blackberry was Android ICS, and I agree, pre-ICS Android was probably shit.

        But I've debated Android Tablet vs. iPad with myself a million times. I've finally come to the conclusion that the iPad is the way to go.

        I love the Android ecosystem for phones, but I think for tablets it still not there yet... in terms of
        - apps
        - games
        - smoothness
        - content (things like magazines, iPad is better)

        I was very close to getting an Android tablet because I'm mostly into the Google ecosystem, and Android is just better when you use Google services.

        Google needs to focus on content with Tablets, I don't know why they don't have incentives for developers to build Android specific tablet apps.

        Until then, I think I'm going to get the iPad mini when it comes out.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002743458418 Colton Clark

          while i will agree that Apple gets usually everything right that NEEDS to be right, i just prefer Android over iOS. i have lots of apps, emulators and games, my phones and tablet are usually pretty smooth (iOS usually has this advantage) but i use a few apps for reading manga and i like them just fine...
          as a side note, i was kinda PO'ed to find out about the iPad Mini...correct me if im wrong but i thought Android (or some other OS) started the 7 inch trend and to me it seemed like Apple just wanted to say "hey, weve got a smaller tablet, too! Just like the other guys"
          but, to each his own...

  • Ben Baranovsky

    Nexus One FTW! Eclair 2.0/2.1

  • http://twitter.com/Pascalwb Pascal

    Omg I choose wrong answer. I click JB instead of 2.2.

  • Dan r. Maor

    Technically, I fell in love with Android when the original Nexus came out, but the first Android I bought was the HTC Sensation.

  • spectremANDROID

    My first was an HTC Hero with 1.5, Cupcake. I wondered how it could get any better. Seems crazy now that I'm driving Jellybean daily and I've heard that its UI designer says that Jellybean is only a third what he thinks it could be. Sounds like Android is really going places. I'm looking forward to every step of the evolution.

  • toshistation

    2.0 on my good old Droid Incredible (original) on VZW. I miss that phone.

  • Simon Belmont

    Android 1.5 Cupcake here. I started out with that on my Sprint HTC Hero in early 2010.

    I got the Android 2.1 update, then subsequently rooted and flashed Android 2.2 and then Android 2.3 onto that same handset. Now, I am rocking Android 4.0 on my EVO 3D and HP TouchPad, and B&N Nook Color, which all also saw Android 2.3.

  • http://www.facebook.com/xianminggg Xian Ming

    HTC Desire! Froyo! bought a used one that has been upgraded from Eclair :D

  • bedwa

    Eclair on my Nexus One, with the Froyo leak a few weeks later. ;)

  • tsunami1609

    Nexus One. I just saw, hey look a phone with a ridiculous 1GHz processor. That's insane!

    Didn't know anything about the Nexus program. I got lucky.

    It was a simpler time. Maybe 5-10 android phones in existence. A clear cut winner on each network. (Droid, Evo, Nexus One, ATT wasn't in the game yet).

  • http://twitter.com/dandroid4g Danny Perez

    Gingerbread on Sensation!

  • Darius_bd

    2.1 Eclair with my pretty (small) HTC Aria :) And just yesterday I installed it CM10. Devs rocks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1562156908 Guillermo Herrera

    2.2 with HTC Evo!

  • bytewise

    HTC G1 1.1 to HTC desire to Gnex on JB. Lots of customs roms along the way. Now sticking to stock on the Gnex. The wife's SII is now the play ground for custom roms as the stock is pretty good for me on Gnex.

  • http://twitter.com/Lehjr1 Leon

    Gingerbread, which may also end up being my last version due to lack of updates while being stuck in a contract.

  • Kamil Zabiegała

    Eclair on OG Droiiiiiid :D
    That phone RULEZ

  • Tony Jackson

    G1 with 1.5 - greatest phone ever made everyones windows mobile in the office look retarded

  • Roberto

    All the road from Eclair to Jelly Bean on my effin' awesome SGS1

  • http://Tablet-Market.de/ Sebastian

    HTC Desire. Eclair. Till first froyo leak. Custom ROMs since then.

  • Chris

    Android version 1.0 on the original G1. Pre-ordered and got it 2 days early.

    • h_f_m

      Same here. G1!

      • Equis HM

        no softkeyboard,no copy paste no widgets... no dessert names.

        • Havenot

          Ion

    • Paito Anderson

      I remember the days running the SDK and waiting for my G1!!

      • Chris

        Me too!

    • http://twitter.com/JayCreations JayCreations

      I'm on the same boat. Not sure why but I loved my G1 with its flaws and all.

  • Flaime DeFeo

    2.1 on my old HTC Droid Incredible. I was waiting for months for the Nexus One to come to Verizon, but as soon as it was clear it wasn't coming, I bought my OG Dinc.

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/108482452903817442299/posts Andrew Bone

    been here since the Nexus one...

  • squiddy20

    First Android was a Samsung Moment. It launched with 1.5, but I got it right around the time of the 2.1 rollout. And then the helpful devs at SDX got 2.2 ported over. Haven't checked with them in awhile...

  • http://www.impulsivestudios.com/ Justin Myers

    2.1 HTC DROID Incredible. :)
    Now I have a 4.0 HTC Rezound and a 4.1 LTE XOOM

  • http://danielbrierton.ie Daniel Brierton

    Technically, it was 1.6 on my iPhone 3G. Properly though, 2.1 on my Desire was my first proper experience, so that.

  • Fran

    2.1 on a HTC Legend, which is the one i still use until the next nexus arrives.

  • Whfox

    Samsung Galaxy Spica, 1.5 for a few minutes before I updated it to 2.1 update-1.

  • NCC1941

    Started 2.1 on the OG Moto Droid, followed by 2.3 on the DroidX and now 4.0 on a Kyocera Rise and 4.1 on my Galaxy Tab 10.1

  • TheFirstUniverseKing

    My Android life started around September 30, 2010, when I got my Samsung Fascinate with Eclair. Since then, I've been on Froyo, Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jelly Bean all on this same device. Malleable little device!

  • mark greentree

    1.0 G1

  • Alchemy08

    Eclair on the OG HTC EVO 4G. A few months later it was froyo

  • Google_is_the_Higgs_Boson

    Motorola i1 on boost mobile running 1.5... Hated that phone. sold it to some one for $200.0 and got the LG Optuims V on Virgin mobile when it first came out running 2.2... Now rocking a SGSII Epic 4G Touch, chilling on ICS...

  • Leandros

    Eclair on Nexus One.

  • http://TransientTangent.com/ Blake Mitchell

    The first version I used was on my HTC Touch, windows mobile device. I can't remember the version number but it was definitely prior to 1.1.

  • GreenyO

    HAhaha, i started with Cupcake on the original Samsung Galaxy. It was 2 years ago, so many 'souvenirs' :)

    • Zaeem Shahzad

      Didn't the Galaxy S come with Eclair?

      • GreenyO

        I'm not talking about the Galaxy S, but the first Galaxy, it was in 2009 and was the first Samsung Android smartphone ;)
        The Galaxy S came with eclair though

  • Antarsan

    Ice Cream Sandwich on my HTC Desire C

  • TRACY HARDIN

    OG man, iv been running since 1.5

  • Munszu

    2.1 on Galaxy S(GT-I9000), then all the way to 4.1. :) What a journey.

  • Victor Calderon

    I started the Google Nexus One. I think it was Eclaire..

  • http://twitter.com/Bluewall Bluewall

    1.6 on my HTC Tattoo!

  • Conan

    Ah yes... Cupcake on a HTC Hero CMDA on Sprint. Laggy affair, that was. Went to an Epic 4G (which I still use today, just with CM 9.1)

  • http://www.facebook.com/RobJohnson90 Rob Johnson

    Eclair on the Orange San Francisco 1/1/2011

  • Alexander Maxham

    OG Moto Droid, Eclair

  • Matty

    Mine was Eclair (2.1) on the Samsung Galaxy Apollo

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1123476424 Nick Zugris

    HTC Magic, 1.5

  • http://www.facebook.com/mFrankx Matteo Franco

    1.6 on the Acer Liquid (upgraded to 2.1 and then to 2.2)

  • Zaeem Shahzad

    Ah, I remember my Samsung Galaxy S and Eclair! :D

  • MatthewJohnston

    2.1 running on a Samsung Captivate. That phone is now running 4.1.1 right next to my Galaxy S 3. I refer to it as my Galaxy Camera .2 which I use to keep my S3 out of harms way.

  • Jason James

    im sure most ppl whose phone had froyo really released with eclair

    • ericl5112

      Probably. Even back then, the SGS line was the flagship phone for most carriers, and the SGS1 had 2.1, the SGS2 had 2.3 at launch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joeyklatzko Joseph Klatzko

    Had the G1, so Android 1.0. Remember waking up to the Cupcake OTA and being excited as hell

    • Equis HM

      i was on vacation when i got mine ...actually have it on video

  • DaddyJ

    My first exposure to android was my wife's Samsung moment running cupcake, Yes she still has it after 3 years. My first device running android is my E3d gingerbread now with ICS. I'll be giving this to my youngest son as soon as the Gnote 2 is released on sprint and can steal his upgrade.

  • Chill4291

    hmm what did the HTC Incredible roll out with?

  • David

    Donut. Sony Ericsson X10. Terrible phone. I'll never touch another Sony phone ever because of the experience I had.

    • http://www.facebook.com/GabrielHellsing Gabriel Hellsing

      Same here. It was horrible. x_x The fact that it even got as far as 2.3 is a friggin' miracle. Although it runs like crud on 2.3, way too laggy.

      • http://twitter.com/gmc7000 Graham McLeod

        Yep. When I got the phone, I didn't even really know what Android was. Then after researching online and finding out all the amazing and flexible ways Android devices could be customized, I was pumped. Then promptly deflated when I found out the bootloader was locked down.

        In the end, devs still pulled off some amazing things, despite the limitations.

        I've also heard that newer Sony devices are supposed to be more dev-friendly, but I've moved on and haven't really kept up to find out if it's true.

        • junglist

          Sony is very dev friendly now, actually they're probably the MOST dev friendly manufacturer. They contribute the most to aosp and they gave a group of devs free phones + provided debugged camera binaries + the details on some of the proprietary nuances of the phone. They pretty much showed Xperia S devs how to build roms for their device.

          They also release alpha and beta versions of firmware updates so you can get a taste even before other manufacturers would consider them ready.

    • http://twitter.com/t1996er brian robinson

      ill second that.......

    • Floris

      I started on Donut, then Eclair, Froyo and eventually Gingerbread with the x10. I'm still using this as my main phone, and with a custom cm7 rom it's pretty usuable..

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/ron-amadeo/ Ron Amadeo

    My first device was the OG Motorola Droid, which shipped with Android 2.0. I had been following Android closely since 1.0 came out, but I found the hardware of the G1 and HTC Hero to be unacceptable.

    It seemed like Android would always get second-rate hardware, with HTC being able to make beautiful and innovative pieces of hardware like the Tytn II ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTC_TyTN_II ) and then giving Android crap with an ugly "chin" on it.

    Motorola was the first to release an Android phone that didn't look like a kids toy, and it had decent specs, so I jumped on it. It was a great little phone.

    So, yes, I've always been a hardware snob.

    • John O’Connor

      ditto on that, I passed on the hero and a few others myself

      • MrWicket

        same! also I was on Verizon and at the time wanted to wait for a Android phone to come to Big Red. Wanted the Droid but financially couldn't do it at the time, then the N1 was supposed to come to VZW only to be cancelled.. then both Verizon and Google told me to go with the Droid Incredible and while it surly was no Nexus.. root and a AOSP rom fixed that and that phone was my first and it was amazing, also why I will make sure to always go Nexus, even if it means switching carriers.

      • Steve Williamson

        Sense that came with htc hero was really when android started to look the part i felt. and why i jumped on bored. before that android was pretty ugly. Then google sat up and took notice and now I couldnt pick anything but a Stock android expierence

    • New_Guy

      Our android stories practically identical.

  • Equis HM

    my android life started with what now seems like a horrible OS android 1.0 Got the tmo G1 about a week or 2 after it came out still have it and works i remember getting all updates little by little and been jelouse of sprint for getting the hero with htc sense and then verizon with the Droid.

  • Matt

    2.1 on the good ol' Samsung Galaxy Vibrant (now HTC One S)

  • andrew zavala

    Had the OG G1 with android 1.0

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    Eclair with my HTC Desire, soon after i got it, it was updated to Froyo

  • iTKe2k

    2.3 GT-i9100 now on 4.0.3

  • GraveUypo

    eclair

  • http://www.facebook.com/mateusz.swierczynski.14 Mateusz Świerczyński

    Android 1.6 on my first android device Samsung Galaxy i5700 Spica :D

  • Johnjunior

    Android 1.6 (Donut) on Zii egg

  • http://www.facebook.com/DoUknoGREG Gregory Cabral

    Been here since cupcake on my Mytouch 3G :D now i have moved on to jellybean on my S3 :D

  • Sumpy

    Android 1.0 Petit Four, on a T-Mobile G1, bought in November 2008. Two Android phones later... Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Jelly Bean Android 4.1 :-)

  • swats

    February 2010..Google Nexus One 2.1...Best Phone EVER and still works

  • moelsen8

    OG Droid 2.0, yo.

  • Emmie

    I started off with Gingerbread, on the HTC Wildfire S. It wasn't horrible, but I'm definitely more appreciative of my Galaxy Nexus now.

  • Tim Harper

    HTC. Droid eris running donut

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002743458418 Colton Clark

    Samsung Gem with 2.1 then flashed to 2.2...god that thing was terrible too much lag. luckily i went a bought a droid 3 :D

  • Ruly

    Eclair 2.1 on Galaxy S 1 :)

  • oneillperson

    My one and only Android phone, the DInc...it's been a fabulous phone.

  • Brian.Dion

    Apparently, I had cupcake on my Droid Eris that I purchased straight out of basic training.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joel.luna.5243 Joel Luna

    Huawei Ascend 2.1through metro pcs. Now on nexus 7 and waiting to see what new nexus lineup looks like.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/psycho_maniac_ Jerry Lange

    Froyo I think on the incredible, then rooted it when I got home and put gingerbread on it. Unless it came out with GB right away? I don't remember it was a long time ago lol.

  • http://profiles.google.com/kwillsrepsbk Kevin Williams

    T-Mobile G1, been with Android since release, I still got around.

    • yippiedad

      Me too. I was third in line at my local T-Mobile store when they opened the doors on release day. And I paid full price - $400 was a lot of money for a phone back then!

  • master94

    The G1 though I admit i never used it much. The first android device that got me addicted was the original droid. android 2.0 was amazing and only got better as the years went by. On a site note, who were the 7 who voted I don't own an Android device?

  • Kevs

    I started w the vibrant 2.1 the phone that never go gb (official)

  • Moisés Cruz-Izquierdo

    i started with honeycomb, when i got the Xoom...

  • BrianLipp

    Family's been on Verizon since forever, so didnt get on Android until the OG Droid, been on it ever since. Great hardware, built like a tank. Kinda what makes me want a Moto Nexus

  • http://twitter.com/mr_biggzz Mr. Biggz

    My first was HTC Hero for Sprint running 1.5, I got it a day before it officially came out. Had it running JB up until I got my S3 last month.

  • http://twitter.com/djstarion Francisco Rodriguez

    Mine was the HTC Droid Eris,which I got to replace my REALLY shitty Blackberry Storm. I got it the day it launched, seeing as I wasn't sure about Android and didn't want to plop down all the money for the Motorola Droid. Loved it, went back to Verizon, and exchanged it for the Droid.

  • http://profiles.google.com/pbooker117 Phillip Booker

    Sprint HTC Hero running cupcake I bought Nov 2009. Makes me laugh thinkging about how long we had to wait to get 2.1 and the fact Sprint is still selling the device to this day

    • http://nurudin.jauhari.net/ Jauhari

      Why not ROOTED and install CUSTOM ROM?

      • http://profiles.google.com/pbooker117 Phillip Booker

        I did. Honestly the process of rooting my phone is what made me fall in love with Android. It was like a new found sense of control. This was before one-click roots so I had to sit and enter everything manually and it was great. I have it sitting in a dresser with NFX installed on it now.

  • mariano zorrilla

    Droid 1 my 1st android with 2.0, then 2.0.1 fix, going with 2.1 and 2.2. Jump to 2.3 with Atrix 4G, then 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 with my TF 101 and 4.0 with the S3. Im goin to cry.

    • http://nurudin.jauhari.net/ Jauhari

      why your crying? Did you not happy with your current S3?

  • ElfirBFG

    Froyo. Got an OTA GB(blur), and I've been flashing every new release since. Even had HC on my phone in the form of Paranoid Android 1.5(HC x ICS). Currently on JB, would never even consider going backwards even though I'm without video recording.

    • http://nurudin.jauhari.net/ Jauhari

      Better on custom ROM... is that you mean?

      • ElfirBFG

        Not necessarily custom, but ICS and more specifically JB. Although, I don't think I could deal with any of the OEM skins, every phone should have vanilla.

  • http://twitter.com/K_Young_5 Kevin Young

    this is not a fair assessment. there are not that many people on ICS or JB compare to GB and froyo.

  • http://twitter.com/chisox05matt Matt

    Froyo with the Droid X

  • VonDerThWood

    HTC Thunderbolt, Android 2.2. <3

  • Evan Fleming

    OG Droid!

  • http://twitter.com/jisampedro Javier I. Sampedro

    Got introduced with HTC Hero. great device!

  • http://twitter.com/Interceptor18 Zain shahid

    Gingerbread on my Note

  • http://twitter.com/sctwinslow Scott Winslow

    1.5 on my Samsung Moment. Had to have that hardware keyboard!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobby-Wright/100000797708370 Bobby Wright

    Mine was 2.2 on the Samsung Epic 4G. I was was so geeked when I got 2.3.

  • http://nurudin.jauhari.net/ Jauhari

    Only 1% on Jelly Bean? :O

    • Robert Traughber

      considering that there is only one device that is out that comes with Jelly Bean, it's not that much of a surprise.

  • nsnsmj

    Gingerbread for me. I've been following Android since it first came out, but didn't get a device (a Nexus S; couldn't afford a G-Nex) until shortly after after ICS was revealed. A used stock for a while, but quickly started back flashing (like I did back in the WinMo days) a couple of months later. So really, ICS was the first version I put through it's paces. Now I'm on JB.

  • jordanjay29

    I rocked the G1 for 18 months, from Android 1.0 until Gingerbread. What a wild ride with that robust phone.

  • http://twitter.com/bigtexatx Bigtex ATX

    One of the few nerds to wait in a non existent 'line' for a G1.

    • AndroidJr22

      same here lol 1.0 with g1 had after that every. Version of android on various phones and now have a gnex with jelly bean the only version i did not have is honey comb bc i never owned a tablet

  • Chris Wueste

    I dropped the OG Iphone in order to grab me a G1 and haven't used an Apple product since that magical day. #freefromapple

  • http://twitter.com/BerkSimsek Sucuklu Muhallebi

    Froyo on Dell Streak 5

  • abhele

    htc g1 develpers edition 1.5

  • MyNameIsLOS

    I remember waiting for cupcake and donut. That was agonizing yet it's crazy how far android has come since then.

  • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

    I bought a Samsung Galaxy S II on an impossible to reject discount. I only paid like $80 on top of a monthly $30 (2 years) contract (I actually pay around $70, with 3 GB of H+, but I'm not forced to pay the 3GB every month).

    ICS was announced shortly after, so I just waited a couple of months to get CM9 there. Before the Galaxy S II I had a few smartphones:

    Palm Pre (also Plus).
    Palm Pixi Plus.
    Samsung Omnia 7 (which I still have).

    Previous to ICS, I couldn't stand Android, but I knew Matias Duarte had jumped into Google's boat, so I bought the Galaxy S II with a certain degree of confidence.

  • Himmat Singh

    Wow...I'm actually shocked to see Honeycomb 3.0 right at the bottom of the pile. hat's where I started off with my GT 10.1. I am a tablet-only person, and I carry a feature phone. My A510 is on ICS now, with JB pending.

  • HGamesTeamCato

    Gingerbread on my Nexus S

  • oswaldo

    I started with android 1.5 cupcake with my HTC G1 I remember the first day when I bought I love it and still have it is the Dad of all android phones later I bought it's sucesor the HTC G2 I love it too much and now I bought the Samsung Galaxy S3 is an amazing phone

  • wilks

    Mine was the international Galaxy S I9000 (who would've thought this device would cause such a kerfuffle!)

  • PINJ

    HTC Desire Z. Interestingly Enough The Same Company That Made The First Ever Android Phone And A Qwerty In Both Cases :)

  • MrWicket

    Kinda already said this below but 2.x Eclair on the Droid Incredible

  • Nitinart Nunthong

    my 1st android is a galaxy s1 , I think it came with 2.1

  • Bestissabella

    I get Galaxy Mini on Froyo and upgrade to GingleBread

  • CeluGeek

    Froyo in phones, Honeycomb in tablets.

  • http://facebook.com/branni.mikal Branni Mikal

    Mine was Froyo 2.2.2 on the Virgin Mobile LG Optimus V phone. While the phone hardware wasn't amazing; it was a great starter phone for me and I've been hooked on Android ever since. I never used an Apple product however and so I think my love for Android is beyond the days of ever wanting to leave. I'm currently sporting both a Nexus 7 tablet with stock JB 4.1.1 and my phone which is the Galaxy Nexus rocking stock JB 4.1.1 as well.

  • shakerya

    I had the worst start with Android.. should have researched a little better. But there are no 2 ways to say this, the Motorola XT 720 (with Android 2.1) was utter shit.

  • Jorge Ivan Sanchez Gonzalez

    ICS on a Galaxy Nexus... I really don't like the previous versions of android.

  • Karthik Kumar

    i9000 Galaxy S in September 2010 running 2.1.. Still happily using it running 4.1 Jelly Bean CM10 ROM :D

  • William Peterson

    Have been following Android since the beginning but was finally able to get in the game with the OG DROID. Have not looked back since. Been rooting and ROMing everyone's phone I can get my hands on.

  • blunden

    I got a black Vodafone branded HTC Magic 32B imported from Germany since they had yet to be released in Sweden. I rooted it and flashed an S-OFF bootloader on it within an hour or two of getting it. It was running Android 1.5 and I used different modified stock roms at the time. I later moved on to Google ION roms and then CM3. I've stuck with CM since then and am now working on improving the ROM further.

    I got the Magic because my old modified Sony Ericsson K800 WSOD:ed (White Screen of Death) one morning on the way to work. I got it mostly working again using the stock firmware but decided that I didn't trust it anymore and wanted something more exciting.

  • L boogie

    heard of the android ecosystem but didnt get on board until my contract with my lg env2 was up, and got verizon's version of the nexus one aka droid incredible (still have it and currently running 4.1.1 on it) and from there, never looked back and though, android is celebrating its birthday today, glad im on board to watch its continued growth and evolution

  • http://twitter.com/cardsfanbj Ben B

    Motorola Backflip on Cupcake, later upgraded to Eclair.

  • SGSIII562

    I first tried Android on my windows Mobile phone! =S lol. It was back when I owned an HTC Tilt 2 and someone found a way to get Android on it. It was super slow but all the features vs Win Mobile convinced me to buy a Motorola Backflip (I wanted a physical keyboard).

  • cornandbeans

    My first phone is Nexus One (which I am still using now) but when my dad gave it to me it has already been updated to Froyo. So "my" first version is Froyo.
    2 months later I updated it to Gingerbread and was surprised by the black notification bar!

  • MoogleStiltzkin

    i joined late to the bandwagon.

    My First android was an ICS Samsung Galaxy S3 :}

    I've since upgraded the rom to Wanamlite Jelly Bean =^-^=;

    The phone i had prior to this which i've owned for many years was a Nokia dumb phone.