In 1994, IBM released the Simon Personal Communicator which is often credited as being the first smartphone.
In 1996, Danger Inc. released the Hiptop which was another early smartphone.
In the late 1990s a company called Android Inc. was developing a new operating system for mobile devices.
However, the development of the Android operating system was delayed and it was not until 2008 that the first Android smartphone was released.
While there was no Android smartphone in the 1990s, the Android operating system has had a major impact on the smartphone industry.
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