Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 17:53 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Jobs called Android a 'stolen product', but theft can be a tricky concept when talking about innovation. The iPhone didn't emerge fully formed from Jobs's head. Rather, it represented the culmination of incremental innovation over decades - much of which occurred outside of Cupertino." Nothing particularly new in there for regular OSNews readers, but still handy to have it in one place.
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RE[5]: Comment by WorknMan
by Laurence on Fri 24th Feb 2012 02:54 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by WorknMan"
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The first wave of Android phones were like the first wave of Android tablets... good on features, bad on polish. Generally, it takes the copycats at least one generation to get the 'fit and finish' right. In the case of MS, it took about 15 years with Windows ;) hehe

I had one of the 1st wave of Android phones and I absolutely loved it. In fact I actually walked into the shop to buy an iPhone and walked out with a G1. I wont pretend it was perfect: battery life was pretty poor (particularly pre Android 1.5, IIRC) and the phone itself wasn't pretty. But as a real world functional device, the G1's were actually really nice handsets.

I guess that's the beauty of technology: there's enough variations to suit most peoples needs.

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