Cellphone inventor switches from iPhone to Droid

Motorola DroidEarly cellphone pioneer Marty Cooper has admitted both in a C-SPAN interview (video below) and on Twitter that he has at least temporarily switched from an iPhone to a Motorola Droid. While he admits that he often tries new phones, he has switched his main device to the Motorola phone to try Android. He so far has "favorable results."

The Droid isn't Cooper's exclusive phone as he often uses his company's Jitterbug phones for basic calls and reserves his smartphone for more advanced tasks. On Twitter, he also noted that the break isn't necessarily permanent and that he will return to the iPhone in about a month to compare his Android experiences to Apple's handset. He "wish[es] it had some features of the iPhone screen," according to the recent update.

Marty Cooper and Motorola DynaTAC

Марти Купер и Motorola DynaTAC

Although he often credits the invention to his wife, Cooper is touted as the central figure behind the invention of the mobile phone as he and his engineering team tested and later patented a "radio telephone" in 1973. His use of the Droid is appropriate as he was a key architect behind the Motorola DynaTAC of 1983, the first readily available cellphone.

Tags: Android, iPhone, mobile phones

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Is this an error or it is really happening?
The proposed topic and architecture was originally presented to the JPEG Committee in 2016
The rest of the specs as seen on Geekbench include 8GB of RAM
Samsung is likely to be made official in February at next year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
Lumia 950 XL shown running Windows 10 on ARM
The company has studied such an option in the past
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (10)