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Inventor of Cell Phone Still Loves His Android

July 10, 2010 | by Jorge Parrales

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You might recall the big story in March, when cell phone inventor Martin Cooper got rid of his iPhone (gave it to his grandson) in favor of the Motorola Droid, which was one of the premier Android devices at that time. Of course, it had less to do with choosing an open platform and more to do with testing the latest and greatest devices in the mobile market. Cooper frequently points out that he always has the latest phones, mostly because people are always asking him about them.

Whatever the reasons may have been, the Android community was happy to welcome Martin Cooper to the family, and four months later, it appears he is still enjoying the experience. In March, while he was familiarizing himself with the Android OS, he reported some “favorable results.” Now, in a recent interview with CNN, when asked what phone he was carrying right now, he answered that he still carried the Droid and added, “Android phones are catching up now, and the latest version of the Android phones are every bit as good, if not better, than the iPhone.”

Of course, this isn’t news to any of us in the community, but it always means something coming from the inventor of the cell phone himself.

Thanks to Cris Williams for the image used in this post!