Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Apr 2012 20:36 UTC
Google I wasn't just wrong, I was being an idiot. "When Google was in the thick of Android's development in 2006 and 2007 - long before the platform ever reached retail - it was a very different product, almost unrecognizable compared to the products we used today. Documents dated May of 2007 and made public during the course of Oracle's lawsuit against Google over its use of Java in Android show off a number of those preliminary user interface elements, prominently marked 'subject to change', and you can see how this used to be a product focused on portrait QWERTY devices." I'm hoping I can dive into this a little deeper tomorrow; since it's the busiest period of the year for my little company right now, I don't have the time to do it today. Just to make sure nobody thinks I'm just going to ignore this, I figured it'd be a good idea to post a quickie today. I'll get back to this tomorrow, or Friday at the latest.
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Why Steve hates android
by REM2000 on Wed 25th Apr 2012 21:27 UTC
REM2000
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2006-07-25

It's why Steve Jobs hated Android so much, to him it was an obvious rip off especially as Eric sat on the board, pretty much a knife in the back.

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RE: Why Steve hates android
by JAlexoid on Wed 25th Apr 2012 22:04 in reply to "Why Steve hates android"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Is that why he waited almost 2 years to start anything? And didn't even target Google for patent infringement? Or Eric for industrial espionage?

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RE: Why Steve hates android
by Lennie on Wed 25th Apr 2012 22:27 in reply to "Why Steve hates android"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Don't be silly. iPhone came early, not even first, on the market which used the technology available at the time at it's full potentional. Even if the iPhone did not arrive on the market an other would have build it.

The LG Prada proves it.

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RE[2]: Why Steve hates android
by akrosdbay on Thu 26th Apr 2012 07:35 in reply to "RE: Why Steve hates android"
akrosdbay Member since:
2008-06-09

Don't be silly. iPhone came early, not even first, on the market which used the technology available at the time at it's full potentional. Even if the iPhone did not arrive on the market an other would have build it.

The LG Prada proves it.


LG prada proves nothing.. it was a horribly slow device with badly implemented software. The soft keyboard was numeric with T9 input for crying out loud.

http://gizmodo.com/261172/settling-this-iphone-vs-lg-prada-nonsense

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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

Don't be silly. iPhone came early, not even first, on the market which used the technology available at the time at it's full potentional. Even if the iPhone did not arrive on the market an other would have build it.


That's Apple's SOP: they look at the research other people are doing, and try to jump the queue. To Apple (and their fanboys), being "first" is the only thing that matters, and they're more than willing to cut corners & make huge compromises so they can put out the "new shiny thing".

Of course, Apple's problem is that that approach results in products that seem impressive/cutting edge only in the short-to-medium term (and only to clueless tech-tards). Longer-term, their products are inevitably hobbled by the shortcuts Apple took in order to be "first". This lets their competitors sit back, wait for the technology to mature, and then easily overtake Apple from a standing start.

Just look at the way that iOS has been frantically playing catch-up even to Android, despite Apple having almost a 2 year lead. And compared to truly-innovative mobile OSes like WP7 or PlaybookOS, iOS looks almost as crusty and outdated as "Classic" MacOS looked when compared to NT4.

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RE: Why Steve hates android
by TechGeek on Wed 25th Apr 2012 22:35 in reply to "Why Steve hates android"
TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

First, if Eric had done anything unethical the SEC would have crawled up his back side. Now maybe Jobs had a right to be pissed, but that doesn't mean crap.

Second, All device looked like that before touch screens hit the market. You have no proof that touch screens didn't cause the shift in interface. Its like calling a Porsche a rip off of Ferrari because they both incorporate similar technologies.

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