The folks that make up Team Douche have officially announced that the original Android phone and its cousin, the T-Mobile G1 (HTC Dream, Android Dev Phone 1) and the MyTouch 3G (HTC Magic, aka G1 without a keyboard and – in some cases – more RAM and a headphone port) have been dropped from the list of officially supported devices.
The original “Google phone” was revered as a device that could seemingly never die. Even after T-Mobile discontinued the device, Android purists clung onto their phones knowing developers like Cyanogen would keep it relevant long after its original life expectancy.
Like anything, though, all good things must come to an end. The G1 is still used by many – including myself every now and then – and will always be a permanent nostalgic piece of Android’s history. If history repeats itself, then we know XDA won’t let it die just because one of the most influential developers have signed it off.
Other developers have already noted that a lack of official support from Cyanogen doesn’t necessarily mean future updates won’t be in store. CyanogenMod is based on the Android Open Source Project, which – in turn – means that CyanogenMod itself is open source. Just as with the countless Windows Mobile 6.x and earlier phones, the G1 will still maintain a cult – if not huge – following from now until whenever. [via Android Police]