Cell phone pioneer Cooper an Android man

Martin Cooper, who placed what is believed to have been the first public call from a cell phone, reveals that he's currently using an Android phone. Guess which one!

Martin Cooper

Martin Cooper knows a thing or two about cell phones, having placed what is believed to have been the first public call from a portable cell phone and all. And while he's owned an iPhone before, he revealed in a recent interview on C-SPAN that his current handset of choice runs Android. Guess which.

If you said Droid , well done! Apparently--like most of us, in so many situations--he's opted for the popular choice instead of arguably the best one. Or maybe he just likes the physical keyboard.

The entire interview is below and worth watching, but know that the relevant conversation comes a little after half an hour:

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.

More fun facts: when he was through with his iPhone he donated it to his grandson. Also: he uses a feature phone, too! What I'm most interested in, though, isn't what phone he's rocking at the moment. I want to know what's next on his list. Because so far, Martin Cooper's got excellent taste.

This story originally appeared on Gizmodo.

 

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