When Google first showed off Android, they showed it running on a
device very similar to Blackberries or Nokia E-class devices of
the time. This device was the Google Sooner - an OMAP850 device
built by HTC, with no touchscreen or WiFi. This was the Android
reference device, the device they originally built the OS on.
Recently, I got access to a Google Sooner running a very early
version of Android. With all the recent information coming out of
the Oracle vs Google trial, I thought it would be interesting to
take you on a brief tour of the OS.