Mar 11 AT 4:33 AM Taylor Wimberly 5 Comments

Inventor of Zack Morris phone goes Android

Do you know who Marty Cooper is? You should because he was the division manager who led the Motorola team that developed the first handheld phone. Cooper was the first person to make a call on a handheld cell phone prototype in 1973 and he is named on the patent “radio telephone system” filed that same year.

Mr. Cooper was recently on C-SPAN and guess what he said when asked about his current phone (around the 30 minute mark).

“Depends when you ask me. I always have the latest cell phone, and I try every cell phone out, only because people like you keep asking me. Right now I’m using the Droid, because I want to get some experience with the Android operating system, and I, so far, have some favorable results.”Martin Cooper

So now that we have the inventor of the cell phone and the father of Linux using Android, I wonder who is next.

To keep up on Marty’s Android experience, be sure to follow him on Twitter.

Via: Android Central

Source: C-SPAN

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  • http://Website daniel

    I would love a replica of the zack morris with a fully working gsm phone inside, guaranteed to turn some heads pulling that thing up from your pocket.

  • jalberty

    Ever wonder how Zack kept that phone inside his pockets? Morris, wherever you are, I think you where the first high school kid with a cell phone!

    • Sean Riley

      To my eternal shame I know that he usually pulled it out of his backpack, but on occasion it was in his back pocket.

      Oh the wasted brain cells that are remembering SBTB facts.

  • http://Website Leroy

    I hope Steve Jobs comes to his senses and starts using android next… Im sure he has thought about it

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