HTC on Tuesday unveiled the Exodus 1, its first-ever blockchain phone and a device that’s supposed to change the way we think about smart devices. The handset looked promising in teasers and announcements that preceded the phone’s launch, but if you were hoping that HTC invented some sort of new operating system, based solely on blockchain technology, then you’ll be disappointed to find out the Exodus 1 is still an Android handset. That’s not to say it doesn’t have features not available on virtually any Android or iPhone model that’s currently in use.
After first revealing plans for its ‘blockchain phone’ back in May, HTC is ready to share more about the device, dubbed the ‘Exodus 1,’ and begin accepting pre-orders for it too. The Exodus is an Android Oreo-based phone with a secure enclave for your cryptocurrencies and tokens that’s separate from the OS. That’s a step down from the initial plan to make each device act as a node in a native blockchain network to facilitate secure cryptocurrency trading
HTC just announced actual specs for its much-hyped blockchain phone, the Exodus 1, and is letting people sign up for preorders. The phone contains a wallet that’s kept in a secure area “protected from the Android OS,” according to a press release, which can be used to hold the keys to your cryptocurrency and tokens like CryptoKitties.
HTC's blockchain-based Exodus 1 smartphone comes with a secluded area kept separate from the Android operating system it runs on to keep a customer's cryptocurrency safe.
The company's Android smartphones, once touted as among the best around (they're still pretty good), haven't been selling very well in recent years. But HTC is reinventing itself with a new device, that fully jumps onto the hottest trend in technology: the blockchain.
October has been one of the busiest months in Android history when it comes to new smartphone releases. So far, we've seen four flagship announcements, including the LG V40 ThinQ, Razer Phone 2, Google Pixel 3, and the Huawei Mate 20. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and OnePlus 6T, meanwhile, are soon to follow.
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In Short: An infographic put together by consumer goods website Hometop shows all of Google’s first-party branded Android phones, from the very first Android handset, the HTC Dream or G1, all the way to the recently announced Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The history lesson, attached below, shows what years each smartphone came out, and
You may have seen a few people talking about an anniversary recently. Specifically, the fact that Android is now 10 years old. A decade ago we got our first look at the G1, which was manufactured by HTC. Some folks might know it as the T-Mobile G1, because that's the exclusivity deal the magenta network had back then.
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Going into this series, I hoped I’d get back to the T-Mobile G1/HTC Dream and be able to romantically wax about where Android came from. How the G1, though dated, still held up the promises made by Google's first Android effort back in 2008. Analytically, it's all true, but time has not been kind to the phone, and using it has made for a pretty rough week, even by my recent standards.
HTC may no longer be in the top rankings when we talk about mobile phones these days but we’ll always remember the brand for releasing the first commercially available smartphone. BlackBerry may be boasting itself as a pioneer in the smartphone industry but within the Android community, we know the HTC Dream was the first.